Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle met with the media this afternoon, following the first day of Spring Training workouts. Hurdle was asked about some of the prospects in the system who could make the majors this season.

"We've got some much heralded young players coming up," Hurdle said. "Guys like Taillon. Guys like Sadler, Thornton, Polanco, Hanson. Tony Sanchez is still right there, involved in that mix. Our farm system has continued to develop players that, when they get here, it's not awe. It's their time, they're the next guy up to get something done. There's a lot of opportunity in our camp this Spring in some different areas, and they're aware of that. And we'll look forward to getting that opportunity on the field, giving them the reps and the at-bats, the innings pitched...

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