- Clint Hurdle made two lineup changes: Josh Harrison will play left, replacing Starling Marte, who has a headache, and Mike Martinez will play second, bumping The Kid to DH. Clint Barmes played a game at Pirate City this afternoon and won't make the trip.
- NH announced to the media gang that Tony Sanchez will back up Russ Martin while Chris Stewart (who is back at camp, albeit on crutches) is on the mend.
- The Pirates have reassigned five players to minor league camp: Utility man Chase d'Arnaud and pitchers Jake Brigham, Cody Eppley, Josh Kinney & Yao-Hsun Yang. They also optioned three players to AAA Indy: P Phil Irwin, 1B Chris McGuiness and 3B Brent Morel. That leaves 42 active players in camp (22 pitchers, 4 catchers, 9 infielders and 7 outfielders).
- The Pirates rank pretty high in Jason Collette of Fangraph's CF ratings.
- Pirate prospect Clay Holmes just had TJ surgery, per Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects.
- Ex-Bucs: The Rockies have added C Mike McKenry to the 40-man roster, meaning he's won the backup job at Colorado. Also, the Astros have talked to OF Robbie Grossman, who was part of the Wandy trade, about an extension.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Cuts & Keeps, Late News, Lineup Changes
The only constant is change...