TribLIVE
Blogs | Sports | News
Bucco Blog

« Font size »
Decrease | Reset |Increase

February 21, 2011
by rob biertempfel


5 comments so far - add yours!

Popups, Alvarez, Olsen, Nutting

Today was by far the breeziest day at Pirate City since training camp opened. What a perfect time to hold popup drills for catchers.

February 21, 2011
by rob biertempfel


2 comments so far - add yours!

Alvarez out with sore neck

BRADENTON, Fla. – Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez sat out today’s spring training workouts due to neck spasms. General manager Neal Huntington did not specify how and when Alvarez was injured. “He woke up this morning with a sore neck,” …

February 20, 2011
by rob biertempfel


One comment so far - add yours!

Kartsens will get lots of work

Although righty Jeff Karstens could end up in the bullpen this season, he’ll build up innings like a starter for at least the first couple weeks of Grapefruit League games.

February 20, 2011
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Yates adds change, cutter to arsenal

arly in his career, Tyler Yates threw a changeup, four-seamer and slider. But when a coach told him he only needed two pitches to work out of the bullpen, Yates junked the changeup.

February 19, 2011
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Hurdle’s message: “All in”

BRADENTON, Fla. — Manager Clint Hurdle spoke this morning during a team meeting before the first official full-squad workout. Hurdle delivered a simple message. “We need to focus forward,” Hurdle said. “We have work to do. We need everybody all …

February 19, 2011
by rob biertempfel


One comment so far - add yours!

No extension yet for GM

Pirates president Frank Coonelly is evaluating the status of general manager Neal Huntington, but so far has not offered a contract extension.

February 18, 2011
by rob biertempfel


One comment so far - add yours!

Sluggish start at plate for Alvarez

BRADENTON, Fla. — My story today about Pedro Alvarez’s mysterious weight focused on whether or not he can do the job defensively at third base. But I’ve been asked whether a few extra pounds will hurt his offensive skills. Hey, …

February 17, 2011
by rob biertempfel


3 comments so far - add yours!

Cutch to bat third?

The Grapefruit League opener is in eight days. Manager Clint Hurdle has been tinkering with lineups, but he doesn’t want to tip his hand.

February 16, 2011
by rob biertempfel


2 comments so far - add yours!

Hanrahan is the closer

The Pirates defused talk of a spring training showdown between Joel Hanrahan and Evan Meek by today naming Hanrahan the closer for the regular season.

 
Other blogs
Sports: Rob Rossi | Steel Mill | Chipped Ice | Bucco Blog | iPreps | Pitt Locker Room | Penn State Sports | Trailing Off
News: This Just In | Trib List | ICycle  


» Top TribLIVE.com Sports
» Top TribLIVE.com News
» Top TribLIVE.com Breaking News