|Bobby LaFromboise via MLB.com|
Today's Game: The Bucs host the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 in Bradenton, with the game webcast on pirates.com (no radio again). Casey Sadler makes his third start - he's gone five hitless IP so far this spring - against Ervin Santana.
The Lineup: Josh Harrison 3B, Gregory Polanco RF, Cutch CF, Neil Walker 2B, Pedro DH, Jung Ho Kang SS, Andrew Lambo 1B, Francisco Cervelli C, Sean Rodriguez LF.
The Bench: 18 man bench again.
The Pitchers: Tony Watson, Jared Hughes, Radhames Liz, Rob Scahill, Josh Wall.
The Pirates are hoping to loosen up the lumber today. But no worries yet; we'll see what the sticks look like in a couple of weeks when the roster takes shape.
- Tom Singer of MLB.com takes a look at Nick Kingham, who is trying to work his way into the sixth starter role along with Casey Sadler, Radhames Liz and Clayton Richard.
- Jayson Stark of ESPN explains that AJ Burnett is back in his comfort zone with the Bucs.
- Stetson Allie turns 24 today, and the fireballer turned slugger is featured in an article by Stephen Nesbitt of the Post Gazette.
- If you're the type who is curious about spring stats, the Bucs have them posted on their site.
- Will Ferrell completed his Cactus League ten games at 9 positions in 5 ballparks day without mishap, boosting his own brand and that of the charity "Cancer for College."