Spring Training Update: Bucs vs. Twins, Rays

Spring Training Update: Bucs vs. Twins, Rays

The Bucs split their weekend games, thumping Minnesota, 13-7, and getting thumped by Tampa Bay, 12-4.
Ian Snell was average; Tom Gorzelanny was abysmal.
From the Post-Gazette: There's a chance Freddy and John Grabow will both start the year on the disabled list (freeing up roster spots, potentially, for Don Kelly and Juan Perez); Gorzelanny and Tony Armas made the rotation at the expense of Sean Burnett, Shawn Chacon and Shane Youman; Andrew McCutchen will start the year at Double A, but by no means is upset about it.
For what it's worth, Sanchez and Grabow would be eligible to come off the DL in time for the home opener (obviously health-permitting), and though Burnett out-pitched Gorzo this spring, his control's still not all the way back. As for McCutchen: Check today's Pittsburgh Pi...

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