Some highlights of manager Clint Hurdle’s presser this afternoon after the first round of minicamp workouts at Pirate City:
BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates signed right-hander Jorge Julio to a minor league contract that does not include an invite to spring training.
Kevin Hart will throw a brief bullpen session sometime this week. It will be his first time on the pitcher’s mound since May, when he had surgery to repair a torn labrum
BRADENTON, Fla. — Scratch free-agent lefty Brian Fuentes off the list of relief pitching options for the Pirates.