Hague finished the 2011 season with a .309 average, 37 doubles, 12 homers, 75 RBI and a .372 OBP with Triple-A Indianapolis.

PITTSBURGH -- In less than two weeks, first base prospect Matt Hague will be heading down to Bradenton, Fla., for spring training. This year, however, is different for Hague. The 26-year-old, who was added to the 40-man roster this offseason after being Rule 5 eligible, will have a chance to make an impression at his first big league camp.

With the first base position undetermined to start the 2012 season, Hague could have an opportunity to prove he’s worthy of the job. Candidates for first include Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee, both whom are nearing their arbitration cases, and non-roster invites Nick Evans and Jake Fox.

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