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February 25, 2011
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Play ball!

There are a number of interesting subplots for the Pirates in today’s game against State College of Florida.

February 25, 2011
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There are a number of interesting subplots for the Pirates in today’s game against SCF.

February 24, 2011
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Olsen throws bullpen session

BRADENTON, Fla. — This morning, left-hander Scott Olsen threw a bullpen session of 25 fastballs and moved around later without visible discomfort. Olsen has missed the past week due to a strained left hamstring. Manager Clint Hurdle has not yet …

February 24, 2011
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Pearce gains in battle for spot

By adding third base to his list of positions, Steve Pearce greatly enhances his chances of breaking camp with the team as a utility player. It puts him on better footing in the battle against Garrett Atkins, Josh Fields and Corey Wimberly.

February 23, 2011
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Sliding drills

BRADENTON, Fla. — One of the most fun drills to watch is the sliding drills, which were held this afternoon on Field 4. The players (the speedy ones, at least) enjoy it because they can flash their speed and ham …

February 23, 2011
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One day left at Pirate City

News and notes from Wednesday’s spring training session. Thursday will be the team’s final day at Pirate City, after which camp will be relocated to McKechnie Field.

February 23, 2011
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Lineup for SCF game

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates’ lineup for Friday’s game against State College of Florida was just posted in the clubhouse: 1. Corey Wimberly 2b, 2. Chase d’Arnaud ss, 3. Steve Pearce 1b, 4. John Bowker lf, 5. Josh Fields dh, …

February 23, 2011
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Morton will start Saturday

Right-hander Charlie Morton will start the Grapefuit League opener Saturday against the Rays.

February 22, 2011
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Pitchers set for SCF game

The Pirates will use seven pitchers in Friday’s charity game against State College of Florida. Each pitcher will work one inning.

February 22, 2011
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Alvarez back at work

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pedro Alvarez is back at workouts today — he hit in the cage early this morning, then did baserunning and fielding drills on Field 2. He missed all of practice yesterday due to neck spasms. »»» When …

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