Chris Resop gets a rare start today against the Phils.
After sitting three days with a sore knee, 3B Pedro Alvarez will start tonight v. the Orioles.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington said sending Pedro Alvarez to the minors to start the season is not an option, even if Alvarez’s spring training batting funk continues.
The Pirates need to do a better job preventing stolen bases, according to skipper Clint Hurdle.
In which AJ Burnett finally faces live batters, four players are cut and the hunt is on for bullpen help.
In which Sanchez shows off his arm, Charlie works out of two jams, the bats go silent against Worley and McKenry has a big day against the Dutch.
This is the time in spring training when big moves start to be made. Lotsa radio folk here today. I’m out and DK’s in. Oh, and plenty of lineups and pitching assignments.
Jake Fox hunts for a bench job, Neil Walker feels fine, Rod Barajas readies for baby No. 7.
A few notes before today’s game against the Rays.
In which the Pirates run into a few outs, Bedard looks sharp and AJ comes back to town, sans eye patch.