Today: The Pirates visit the Toronto Blue Jays. The first pitch is at 1:05 at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin. The contest will be webcast (audio only) at pirates.com.
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.
|Fraze has a bruised thumb and is day-to-day (photo Pittsburgh Pirates)|