The day we've been (sort of) waiting for has arrived; the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a (sort of) meaningful baseball game after an excruciatingly long winter. At 12:05, the pre-season officially gets underway as the annual beatdown of Manatee Community College takes place at McKechnie Field.
According to Dejan in the Post-Gazette, "most of the 12 pitchers and 20 position players used in the scrimmage [yesterday] will play again today." Pitching for the Bucs: "Yoslan Herrera will start, followed by Josh Shortslef, Kip Bouknight, Dave Davidson, Juan Perez, Jesse Chavez and Franquelis Osoria." I don't care much about Bouknight, but I'd like to see the rest of those guys perform. All could earn time in Pittsburgh by September. They're long shots to make the team out of camp.
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