Just a few notes from a routine day at Pirate City. The team was primarily doing base running and infield drills, and batting practice.
As per usual, for drills the Pirates have two groups, one made up primarily of regulars and the other primarily of non-roster invitees and other players who are fighting for the last roster spot or two. Most of the latter, of course, will end up at Indianapolis.
It's easy to read too much into this -- in the past veterans like Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe would work out with the "regulars" -- but the first basemen with the group that included the team's regulars were Gaby Sanchez and Andrew Lambo. As the Pirates have already said, it looks like Lambo will spend the spring at first rather than in the outfield. The only utility infielder with this...
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