Competition At First Can Fuel Guys Forward

BRADENTON — Competition can be a good thing. It can fuel guys forward. Over the offseason, the Pirates acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Jose Veras. The Pirates entered Spring Training with a draw up of Garrett Jones and McGehee platooning at first base. Jones, 30, finished the 2011 season with a .243 average, 16 home runs and 68 RBI. McGehee, 29, finished 2011 with the Brewers hitting .223...

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McCutchen Learned From Ups and Downs to Get Stronger

  BRADENTON — The 2011 season was like a tale of two season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After being at the top of the National League Central for the first four months of the season, the team struggled for the final two months. However, learning from those struggles can ultimately make the players a better ball club. All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen said the 2011 season was a great learning experience, and he used...

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Fox’s Versatility Could be Asset for Pirates

BRADENTON — Being able to play multiple positions not only takes talent and dedication, but it apparently also requires a big equipment bag. Once Spring Training games kick off for the Grapefruit League on March 3, Jake Fox will be carrying around nine gloves. Nine. “I will have a game glove for each position, a backup, and as a catcher I usually carry three gloves,” Fox said. The 29-year-old was first drafted as a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Minor League Camp Schedule

A week from today all of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league players will report to Spring Training for the start of minor league camp. A lot of players have either already reported, or will be reporting today. The schedule below gives the important dates for minor league camp, as well as the full schedule of games for the duration of camp. Important Dates February 24th – Staff Reports February 26th – Early Camp...

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Erik Bedard Feeling Healthy and Strong

BRADENTON — Erik Bedard signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, adding a lefty to the rotation, and depth to the pitching staff. Over the off-season, Bedard has been working hard to be healthy and strong heading into the 2012 season. “Just the normal stuff: workout the legs, the upper body, the whole body thing, and get your arm strong,” Bedard said of his workouts. “That’s the basic...

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Nutting has Very High Expectations for 2012

BRADENTON — Bob Nutting, the Pirates Chairman of the Board, addressed the team this morning at Pirate City. His message this year was different from a year prior –the expectations are higher heading into 2012. “We have talked about expectations, but I really believe — and [General Manager] Neal [Huntington] addressed this head on yesterday — I really believe the level of expectation is different this...

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