BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates will play the Netherlands at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Petersburg’s venerable old Al Lang Field. The game is part of an international tournament and does not count in the Grapefruit League standings. The tourney includes six major league clubs, along with teams from Canada and St. Petersburg College. Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen, Rudy Ownes and Jeff Locke.
»»» Danny Knobler reports some teams are moving up game times for their final regular-season games due to the expanded playoffs. The Pirates’ regular-season finale Oct. 3 against the Braves at PNC Park was originally set for 12:35 p.m., so no switch is necessary.
Spring game No. 8: Twins v. Pirates, 1:05 p.m., Bradenton, Fla.
Twins (3-5): 1. Dneard Span cf, 2. Jamey Carroll ss, 3. Josh Willingham rf, 4. Justin Morneau dh, 5. Danny Valencia, 6. Treovor Plouffe lf, 7. Steve Pearce 1b, 8. Rene Rivera c, 9. Alexi Casilla 2b. Terry Doyle rhp.
Pirates (3-4): 1. Alex Presley lf, 2. Nate McLouth rf, 3. Yamiaco Navarro ss, 4. Rod Barajas c, 5. Casey McGehee 3b, 6. Jake Fox 1b, 7. Gorkys Hernandez cf, 8. Chase d’Arnaud 2b, 9. Erik Bedard lhp.
Also scheduled to pitch for the Pirates: Jo-Jo Reyes, Joel Hanrahan, Jason Grilli and Juan Cruz.
“B” game v. Twins, 10 a.m., Bradenton, Fla.
Pirates: 1. Starling Marte cf, 2. Josh Harrison ss, 3. Nick Evans rf, 4. Matt Hague 3b, 5. Garrett Jones dh, 6. Jeff Clement 1b, 7. Robbie Grossman lf, 8. Michael McKenry c, 9. Jordy Mercer 2b.