Pirates Equipment truck headed for Bradenton, Fla

PITTSBURGH — Although spring training isn’t officially underway until the first workout held on February 19th in Bradenton, Fla., there was a sign on Friday that it isn’t too much longer until Pirate City and McKechnie field begin to see the full-squad in action. Scott Bonnett, who has been the Pirates equipment manager for the past 12 years, along with other employees and members of the clubhouse staff, began filling the...

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Dmitri Young To Work Out At Pirate City Next Week

PITTSBURGH — Jim Bowden of ESPN reported today that the Pirates and Manager Clint Hurdle plan on working out first baseman Dmitri Young next week at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida. Young, 38, hasn’t played in the Majors since 2008 when he hit .280 with four home runs and 10 RBI over 50 games with the Washington Nationals. In an article by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN in January, Young has been working hard on making a comeback....

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Matt Hague Looking To Make a Good Impression In Big League Camp

PITTSBURGH — In less than two weeks, first base prospect Matt Hague will be heading down to Bradenton, Fla., for spring training. This year, however, is different for Hague. The 26-year-old, who was added to the 40-man roster this offseason after being Rule 5 eligible, will have a chance to make an impression at his first big league camp. With the first base position undetermined to start the 2012 season, Hague could have an...

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