If you follow any of the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league players on Twitter, you probably saw that today's instructional league action was pretty brutal. As I mentioned earlier today, most of the team ran a drill in the morning which included a lot of running. The drill was an infield throwing drill, and every time someone dropped a ball, or didn't catch a wild throw, the entire team (pitchers and outfielders included) had to run to the wall in center field and back.
The Pirates played the Phillies and were shut out. After the game, the team met, then ran inside to change in to running gear. The team returned to the field for what I assume was a lot of running afterwards. I didn't stick around for the workouts at the end of the day, but heard a few "this is going to suck" comments when the players were heading to the locker room after the game.
I mentioned earlier today that Eric Fryer was getting time at third base to increase ...
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