Pitching assignments set


BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates have set their pitching assignments for the first four spring training games.

• Wednesday: Chris Bootcheck, Matt Capps, Donnie Veal, Romulo Sanchez, Ron Uviedo, Juan Mateo, Craig Hansen, Evan Meek and Jesse Chavez will pitch one inning apiece. The Phillies will throw lefty Jamie Moyer and righty Joe Blanton.

• Thursday: Ian Snell (two innings), Ross Ohlendorf (two innings), Jimmy Barthmaier (one inning). The Red Sox will start lefty Jon Lester.

• Friday: Tom Gorzelanny (two innings), Jason Davis (two innings), Zach Duke (one inning), Daniel McCutchen (one inning).

• Saturday: Paul Maholm (two innings), Jeff Karstens (one inning).