The more the merrier. The Pirates invited the following minor-league guys to camp: OF Andrew Lambo (Chattanooga-Altoona, .272/6/35), C Eric Fryer (Bradenton, .300/8/48), SS Chase d'Arnaud (Altoona, .247/6/48) and 2B Brian Friday (Indy, .257/2/28).
C Tony Sanchez (Bradenton, .314/4/35) also got his formal invite, although it was known during mini-camp that he would begin spring training in camp with the big club.
The club also announced the formal signing of RHP Jose Veras and added C Wyatt Toregas, who came from the Cleveland organization (big surprise there) where he played at all three levels last season. Toregas, 28, is a seven year minor league vet with a .262/52/284 slash line in 2,114 at-bats. He got into 19 big-league games for the Tribe in 2009, hitting .196, and was invited to Bucco camp.