- The Bucs visit the Orioles in Sarasota today, with the game beginning at 1:05 PM and aired by 93.7 The Fan. The lineup: Starling Marte LF, Travis Snider RF, Cutch CF, Pedro 3B, Neil Walker 2B, Travis Ishikawa 1B, Tony Sanchez C, Jordy Mercer SS and Gerrit Cole P. Cole will be followed by Bryan Morris, Andy Oliver, Jay Jackson and Daniel Schlereth, if needed. It's a big boy batting order and marks the first time a pitcher will swing this spring; the season must be around the corner.
- Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review wrote that the Bucs are trying to hammer out a multi-year deal with Starling Marte. He's nixed a couple of offers, but is willing to talk extension. Marte won't be arb-eligible until 2016.
- Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects reported that Jameson Taillon will sit out the start of the season with a minor elbow issue, Additionally, Tyler Glasnow has a tight back and will miss some time.
- Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror takes a look at the upcoming Curve roster, with a Stetson Allie/Brad Eldridge segue.
- Ex-Bucs: Erik Bedard opted out of his Tampa Bay deal and is a free agent.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Bucs-Baltimore; Marte Extension; Taillon, Glasnow Nursing Minor Injuries, & More...
Almost...the Pirates head north on Thursday...