BRADENTON, Fla. - Tyler Glasnow looks bound for the bullpen in Pittsburgh. Steven Brault should join him.
Nick Kingham could be there too in the same role, but probably only if there's an injury to one of the above guys, or someone in the rotation.
Kevin Newman is learning second base, rather than strictly playing shortstop in the upper levels of a system that has a better shortstop prospect.
These have all been stories in the first month of Pirates' Spring Training, with the surface of those stories being roster moves that could impact the MLB or Triple-A roster. But there's a story beneath those stories, and it's a story about a change in approach for the Pirates.
For years it seems, we saw the Pirates building depth in the rotation with prospects in the upper levels, but try...
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