Just got to Pirate City, and I'm about to head out to watch the big league camp take batting practice. The minor league guys should start a little earlier today, likely around 1:00 PM. From looking at the schedule, they probably won't be doing bullpen sessions until 2-2:30.

I'll have a video of Gerrit Cole throwing live batting practice up in a bit. Also, be sure to check out my feature on Robbie Grossman.

I'll keep this updated throughout the day, and will have other updates on my Twitter feed @timwilliamsP2.

UPDATE 1:00 PM: I watched a situational drill with Jake Fox, Anderson Hernandez, Nate McLouth, and Ramon Cabrera. Altoona Curve manager P.J. Forbes gave each player an assignment when they stepped up to the plate. The assignments included: drag bunt, push bunt, checking a bunt the...

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