Pirates Notebook: Meek Continues to Move Forward This Spring

BRADENTON, Fla. — After making a rough Grapefruit League debut with the Pirates, right-hander Evan Meek has bounced back this spring by tossing three scoreless frames over his last three appearances. He’s allowed one hit with two strikeouts. Meek worked hard over the offseason to get his body in better shape, dropping nearly 20 pounds by cycling, and building up arm strength, in order to bounce back from an injury plagued...

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Bucs Held to One Hit; Morton Unlucky in Loss to Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The last time the Pirates were in Fort Myers, the club hammered out 10 runs on 15 hits in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins. On Sunday, however, the results were much different. The Pirates were held hitless by the Twins’ lefty starter Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota bullpen until one out in the 7th inning. Outfielder Brandon Boggs hit a single into right center, but was called out at...

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Morton Makes Grapefruit League Debut in Bucs Two-Hit Loss to Phillies

BRADENTON, Fla. – Right-hander Charlie Morton made his Grapefruit League debut against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday at McKechnie Field. Although scattering four hits over his outing, Morton was able to keep the Phillies from scoring in his two scoreless frames with two strikeouts. “It’s the next phase of his comeback to pitch plan,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. “The training wheels are off, he...

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Morton Throws B Game at Pirate City

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Charlie Morton threw in an intrasquad scrimmage held at Pirate City on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old was pulled after throwing 1.1 innings due to reaching his pitch count, but continues to progress back from offseason hip surgery. “It was okay,” Morton said of his outing. “I got a little out of sync. I think I was trying to do a little too much when I walked [Andrew] Lambo,...

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Morton to Throw in Intrasquad Scrimmage

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Charlie Morton continues to take steps forward and could be seeing time in the Grapefruit League with the Pirates soon. On Saturday afternoon, while the Major League club was playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Morton threw live batting practice at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. It marked Morton’s second live BP session this spring. Morton threw his first live batting practice at Pirate...

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