Spring training schedule trickles out


BucsFlagThe Pirates have not yet released their 2013 spring training schedule, but a little investigative work on the Internet will provide a lot of clues about what it’ll look like. Here are the games I’ve been able to confirm so far:

Feb. 23 @ Rays, Feb. 24 v. Braves, Feb. 25 @ Twins, March 2 @ Tigers, March 3 v. Astros, March 4 v. Phillies, March 9 v. Twins, March 10 @ Orioles (ss) and @ Twins (ss), March 14 @ Phillies, March 16 @ Twins, March 17 v. Yankees, March 20 @ Braves, March 22 v. Rays, March 24 v. Orioles. Also, the Pirates will play an exhibition in Altoona against the Double-A Curve on March 30, then open the regular season April 1 at PNC Park against the Cubs.