Just a few observations from Monday morning at Pirate City, as I'm heading home now:
-- Erik Bedard is wearing a knee brace, which I wasn't aware of until Tom Smith noticed it this morning.
-- Most of the pitchers seem a bit wild. I've never been to spring training this early, so I'm guessing this is typical. During live BP the hitters generally don't swing much. One exception was Doug Slaten, a veteran LH reliever who's trying to make the team on an NRI. He was getting hit hard, much of it by lefty-swinging Jeff Clement.
-- Guys who seem to be swinging well early: Jake Fox, Nick Evans, Jordy Mercer and Clement. Pedro Alvarez launched some long bombs today.
-- I wasn't able to locate catcher Jose Morales, nor could anybody else I spoke to. Catchers aren't hard to spot in camp; ...
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