The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding their annual winter mini-camp at Pirate City this week. The four-day event is voluntary for any player on the 40-man roster and also includes some prospects not on the 40-man roster. Tim Williams will be providing live coverage of the camp. Players have been arriving since last night and more usually show up as it goes along. As I said, it's voluntary for 40-man roster players, so they might be there one day, all four days or not at all.
So far on Monday morning we have seen the following players (partial list): Jameson Taillon, Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow, Clay Holmes, Max Moroff, Austin Meadows, Kevin Newman, Dario Agrazal, Yeudy Garcia, Adam Frazier, Kevin Kramer, Tyler Eppler, Trevor Williams, Steven Brault, Luis Escobar, Nik Turley, Jordan Milbrath, ...
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