On Saturday the Yankees' upper level minor leaguers visited Pirate City for a pair of exhibition games. Even the coaches don't generally seem to know what the score is in these games, but it was clear at least who won as the Pirates dominated both games. The AAA game featured a number of players who could reach Pittsburgh in the near future. The AA game featured a number of players battling for roster spots either at Altoona or at Bradenton.
The infields in the two games probably give some indication of the positional battles that are becoming common as the upper levels of the Pirates' system morph into something more than a collection of minor league lifers. The AAA infield, first to third, was Matt Hague, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer and Shelby Ford. Ford has probably mo...
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