The Pittsburgh Pirates will be kicking off Spring Training this Thursday. To get ready for Spring Training, we will be previewing one set of positions each day this week, with the final group coming on Thursday. The first group to be previewed will be the infield.
Most of the other groups come with near guarantees for the roster spots. The infield is pretty much set, although the first base position is still up in the air. The Pirates could still possibly add a first baseman, and that possibility could exist until the very end of Spring Training. For now, here are the predictions based on the current Spring Training invitees.
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