Lineup (sub): Eury Perez RF (Clark Eagan), Starling Marte CF (Danny Ortiz), Gregory Polanco LF (Barrett Barnes), David Freese 3B (Eric Wood), John Jaso 1B (Joey Terdoslavich), Chris Bostick 2B (Alen Hansen), Erich Weiss DH, Jacob Stallings C (Jin-De Jhang) & Gift Ngoepe SS (Max Moroff). Clark Eagan, who is slated to make his first appearance in the outfield today, is the Bucs ninth-round 2016 draft pick from Arkansas and was just invited to big league camp on Saturday to provide depth - Cutch, Starling & El Coffee leave at the end of the week for their WBC teams. Andrew gets his first day off after back-to-back games.
|Cool Chad gets the call - 2016 Topps Now|
Pitchers: Chad Kuhl, Wade LeBlanc, Nick Kingham & Clay Holmes. Kingham and Holmes are part of the next wave of young Bucco hurlers. Nick is returning from TJ surgery and Clay is working his second full season after the procedure; seems like the chop shop is a mandatory step anymore.
Yesterday's Game: The O's bopped the Bucs 8-3. Jameson Taillon and especially Jared Hughes got the rust knocked off them (Hughes only retired one batter while surrendering five runs) while Tyler Glasnow had a Superman outing, whiffing six of the seven batters he faced. Jose Osuna had a homer and two RBI while Eric Wood also went yard.
- Adam Frazier's injury was caused when he took a foul off the thumb Saturday; he's being "monitored" and is out of the lineup for a second day.
|Fraze has a bruised thumb and is day-to-day (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)|
- Dayn Perry of CBS Sports selects the camp battles for all 30 teams. For the Bucs, he selected the fight for the fifth spot in the rotation.
- The Jays will come to Bradenton tomorrow in another fairly commonplace spring home-and-home series.
- The never-ending rumor (no, not Cutch): Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that Jose Quintana is still being discussed. "The Astros, Cardinals, Pirates and Yankees are teams believed to be dug into the sweepstakes for the 28-year-old Quintana," per Levine.
- Pitt's junior pitcher Kayla Harris tossed a perfect game for the 19th-ranked Pitt softball team as the Panthers defeated Southeastern Louisiana 5-0 Sunday. It was the second perfecto in Pitt history, with Sarah Dawson hurling the first just last season.