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February 19, 2010
by rob biertempfel


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Hart set to claim final rotation spot

And the Pirates’ NO. 5 starter is … Kevin Hart? It sure sounded that way today, listening to manager John Russell chat with reporters after the second day of spring training workouts.

February 18, 2010
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Hanrahan will begin season on DL

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Joel Hanrahan, who’s a big part of the Pirates’ bullpen plans, will miss the start of the regular season due to a strained elbow. An MRI taken about 10 days ago showed inflammation, but no structural …

February 18, 2010
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Hanrahan will miss start of season

Right-hander Joel Hanrahan, who’s a big part of the bullpen plans, will miss the start of the season due to elbow pain. Hanrahan first was bothered by the pain in his elbow and tightness in his forearm last August, but pitched …

February 18, 2010
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Machi held out for tests

BRADENTON, Fla. — Other than Joel Hanrahan (elbow), the only “casualty” on the first day of spring training was reliever Jean Machi. The right-hander did not throw his scheduled bullpen session today. Instead, Machi was held out of workouts for …

February 17, 2010
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Walker behind the plate again

Neil Walker, who three years ago was switched to third base at the start of spring training, strapped on his catcher’s gear this morning at Pirate City and caught Zach Duke’s bullpen session. Another position change is not in the …

February 16, 2010
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Electronic sunshine

Pirates media relations director Jim Trdinich a little while ago sent me a dose of electronic sunshine.

February 9, 2010
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Sues coming to camp

Right-handed reliever Jeff Sues has been given a non-roster invitation to spring training. That raises the total number of players in Pirates camp to 66, including 26 non-roster guys. Sues, 26, was the Pirates’ fifth-round draft pick in 2005. Shoulder …

February 9, 2010
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A snowy SpikesFest

Pirates prez Frank Coonelly will hitch up his sleigh Sunday and slide over to State College for SpikesFest. The Class A team’s annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility. Right-hander …

 
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