BRADENTON, Fla. — Evan Meek is slated to make his spring training debut Monday, pitching one inning against the Rays. Meek (strained calf) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday.
Scott Olsen (strained hamstring) appears to be a week to 10 days away from getting into a Grapefruit League game. Olsen will throw a bullpen Saturday, take the usual two days off, then throw at two rounds of live batting practice to see if he’s ready for game action.
»»» All of the 0 to 3 guys on the 40-man roster reached contract terms. Among the 27 players on the list are Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Meek, Jose Tabata, James McDonald, Charlie Morton and Garrett Jones. Terms were not announced, but I’ll get ‘em to you as the leak out over the coming days.
Lineups for this afternoon’s game:
Pirates — 1. Andrew McCutchen cf, 2. Steve Pearce 1b, 3. Matt Diaz lf, 4. Pedro Alvarez dh, 5. Garrett Jones rf, 6. Garrett Atkins 3b, 7. Ronny Cedeno ss, 8. Brian Friday 2b, 9. Jason Jaramillo c. RHP Charlie Morton
Blue Jays — 1. Rajai Davis cf, 2. Eric Thames lf, 3. Jose Bautista 3b, 4. Adam Lind dh, 5. Juan Rivera rf, 6. David Cooper 1b, 7. John McDonald ss, 8. Ryan Budde c, 9. Jonathan Diaz 2b. LHP Brett Cecil.