|Pedro - 2014 Topps Triple threat series|
Today's Game: The Bucs travel to Port Charlotte today for a 1:05 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, with AJ on the mound. The game can be heard on webcast from pirates.com.
Today's Lineup: Gorkys Hernandez CF, Neil Walker 2B, Starling Marte LF, Corey Hart RF, Andrew Lambo 1B, Francisco Cervelli C, Sean Rodriguez SS, Brent Morel 3B, AJ P.
Today's Bench: Jaff Decker, Wilkins Castillo, Jose Tabata, Steve Lombardozzi, Sebastian Valle, Pedro Florimon, Deibinson Romero, Gustav Nunez.
Today's Pitching: Bobby LaFromboise, Arquimedes Caminero, Deolis Guerra, Brad Lincoln and three minor-league camp reserves.
Role reversal - Lambo is playing first and Hart gets his first outing in right. We also notice that Cervelli has moved down in the lineup and The Kid moved up.
- Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Antonio Bastardo worked a minor league game yesterday against the Phils' AAA squad. They all tossed a scoreless frame after working Saturday; the Bucs are breaking them into back-to-back outings at this point of camp.
- Cutch has gone from day-to-day to "ready for Opening Day" status. The Pirates are smart to let him get to 100% if not entirely forthcoming with their injury reports. Let's hope Andrew gets the last week of camp in; that should be all he needs.