The pitching: Ryan Vogelsong answers the bell today, with John Holdzkom, Trey Haley and Kyle Lobstein slated for some work. Joe Kelly gets the ball for the Bosox.
|Ryan Vogelsong goes today (photo Dave Arrigo/Pirates)|
The lineup: Alen Hanson 2B, Fran Cervelli C, Gregory Polanco RF, Jason Rogers 3B, Matt Joyce LF, Jake Goebbert 1B, Willy Garcia CF, Gift Ngoepe SS, Vogelsong P.
Yesterday: Gerrit got thru his first spring outing, giving up a pair of solo homers, one a very wind-aided fly, while tossing 37 pitches with a whiff. Tony Watson also gave up a two run shot as five balls left Bradenton's gusty yard, but thanks to 3-RBI days from Starling Marte and Elias Diaz (each of whom went long), the Bucs took a 9-5 win from Detroit. Josh Harrison, with a pair of doubles, joined Marte & Diaz in Sunday's two-hit club. Here's the box score.
- Option day: The Pirates have sent Tyler Glasnow & Jameson Taillon to Indy and Harold Ramirez to Altoona. Pitchers Steven Brault, Chad Kuhl, Kelvin Marte &Trevor Williams, along w/C Reese McGuire were reassigned to minor league camp. H-Ram will report later; he left camp today to join Team Colombia (along w/minor league OF'er Tito Polo) for the WBC.
- Chad Thornburg of MLB.com picks out each team's most likely 2016 breakout candidate; for the Bucs, he likes Gregory Polanco.
- A piece on the Pirate way by Richard Justice of MLB.com.
- Four bobblehead give-aways on tap this year, starring the Parrot, Gerrit Cole, JHK and Frankie.
- The Mariners released 1B Gaby Sanchez.