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Pirates Notebook: Marte and Polanco Face Off Against Cole and Glasnow

Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte faced the Pirates today, playing with Team DR. Photo Credit: Sean McCool
Pirates Notebook: Marte and Polanco Face Off Against Cole and Glasnow
Sean McCool

BRADENTON, Fla. - Wednesday afternoon at LECOM Park wasn't just another day of Spring Training for the Pirates, as the World Baseball Classic team from the Dominican Republic visited Bradenton for an exhibition game. Not only did the DR bring a loaded roster that looked like a Major League Baseball All-Star team, they brought two of the Pirates' own back to town, with Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco getting the assignment in center field and right field, respectively.

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The matchup came at a perfect time in the Pirates' Spring Training rotation, as Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow were challenged early in camp against such a good lineup. For Cole, the challenge was met. Unfortunately for Glasnow, some hiccups occurred.

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Sean McCool

Sean joined Pirates Prospects before the 2015 season began, covering the Altoona Curve. During the day, he is a marketing professional for Penn Highlands Community College in Johnstown, PA. Sean also dabbles with the guitar, emcees weddings, and plays disc golf.

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