The Pirates opened Spring Training yesterday with the first workouts for pitchers and catchers. For all of our Spring Training coverage from yesterday and the rest of the Spring, check out the Spring Training page on the site. Below are the leftovers from day one, along with some video and a great quote from Russell Martin on the team's chances in 2014.
A.J. Burnett Reactions
Russell Martin reacting to A.J. Burnett signing with the Phillies:
"I wish him well. I hope he stays healthy and has a good season, and hopefully we meet him in the playoffs and beat him."
Martin on Burnett's leadership:
"The things that he taught the kids last year are not forgotten. So everything that they've learned from A.J., I hope they don't forget. And I don't think that they will. But he definitely was a leader in the way that he approached the game, and the way that he competed when he went on the mound. And kind of the warrior type attitude that he had, kind of trickled down all the way throug...
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