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Pirates Notebook: Hague Battling for Bench Job

Pirates Notebook: Hague Battling for Bench Job

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The hit collector. That's what Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle's nickname is for infielder Matt Hague.

And that's exactly what he's been doing this spring -- collecting hits. Over seven Grapefruit League games this spring, Hague has gone 6-for-18 (.333 avg) with a home run and four RBI. The 26-year-old has been a professional hitter his entire Minor League career. In fact, last season with Triple-A Indianapolis, Hague finished the season with 165 hits, which ranked No. 1 in the International League.

So how exactly does Hague fit in with the Pirates right now? Drafted as a third baseman in the 9th round of the 2008 draft, Hague has been getting in work back at the hot corner after primarily playing first base since 2009.

“He’s finding grass. He hit one over the wall...

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