BRADENTON - The Pirates opened Fall Instructional League last week and Monday began the exhibition part of the FIL. (It's not really a "league" as stats and records aren't kept) The "older" players in camp played an exhibition game against the Blue Jays. There was also an intrasquad game, more of a scrimmage really, involving the "younger" players.
The players in camp are, for the most part, drawn from the Pirates' four short-season affliates: the DSL and GCL Pirates, Bristol, and Morgantown. There's also a smattering of players working their way back from injuries or getting ready to participate in the Arizona Fall League or, in a few cases, winter ball. Austin Meadows, for instance, is in camp, although he was in workout duds today and not dressed for game action.
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