How the Pirates’ Roster Battles Look After the Addition of Corey Dickerson

How the Pirates’ Roster Battles Look After the Addition of Corey Dickerson

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pirates start their Spring Training game schedule today, and after the addition of Corey Dickerson, they really only have one battle on the position player side.

Dickerson will join a starting outfield that also includes Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.

Josh Bell, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer, and Colin Moran will take the infield spots, with Francisco Cervelli behind the plate.

That puts Elias Diaz, Sean Rodriguez, David Freese, and Adam Frazier on the bench, with one spot open.

Neal Huntington said last night that the team will have a strong competition for that spot, looking at a few different factors.

"We will have a really strong competition for that final spot," Huntington said. "Part of it will be how the players play this spring. Part of it wi...

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