Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf turned in his longest outing of the spring tonight in the 11-7 loss against the Orioles. That’s the good news. As for the bad …
The Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Indians are hoping the Pirates give back Rule 5 pick Josh Rodriguez.
Righty Kevin Correia will start the season-opener April 1 against the Cubs. Paul Maholm will pitch the April 7 home opener against the Rockies.
Right-hander James McDonald will pitch Saturday in a minor league game after missing two weeks to an undisclosed injury.
Joe Beimel (elbow) said he’s unsure when he’ll be able to throw off a mound, as time ticks away toward Opening Day.
Pedro Alvarez was among three players who took special, extra batting practice after the game today against Minnesota.
Lefty Brian Burres will start Wednesday’s game against Houston. The Pirates need to get him stretched out in case something goes awry with the starting rotation in the home stretch of spring camp.
Lefty Scott Olsen is out of the running for a starting rotation spot and might begin the season on the disabled list.
Right-hander Jameson Taillon, a first-round pick last June, made his spring training debut today against the Yanks’ Class A affiliate.
Garrett Olson is in the house, albeit bleary-eyed. Steve Pearce gets a long look. Brad Lincoln arm is about the same — sore.