Tuesday is day two of the winter mini-camp for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yesterday’s post included a partial list of the players in attendance at the four-day event. As mentioned yesterday, more players will show up as the event goes along, possibly just checking in for a day or two before leaving. It’s a voluntary mini-camp for players on the 40-man roster, but at least 15 of them showed up on the first day.

We updated yesterday’s post throughout the day with videos. That included pitchers getting their throwing in, while the hitters took batting practice. Today will include some fielding, so expect more videos throughout the day. Tim Williams is at Pirate City covering the mini-camp and interviewing players for future articles, which you will see throughout the next month leading up to Spring Training.

UPDATE 11:05 AM: Infielders are out on the field and they are positioned as follows:

1B: Josh Bell, Eric Wood

2B: Adam Frazier, Erich Weiss

SS: Kevin Newman, Kevin Kramer

3B: Max Moroff

VIDEO: #Pirates taking infield practice. Max Moroff at third base.

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Here’s Josh Bell and Eric Wood going through drills at first base

VIDEO: Josh Bell and Eric Wood doing first base drills. #Pirates

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Here’s some photos today from Tim Williams. Added one each for all of the new players acquired this off-season.You can click on any of the photos to embiggen. Among the players at the camp who weren’t mentioned either yesterday or today, are Alex McRae, Christian Kelley and Casey Sadler.

Bo Schultz (facing the camera)
Todd Cunningham
Nick Burdi
John Stilson (left) and Nik Turley
Jordan Milbrath
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  1. Is Wood moving to first permanently or is this just to get some positional flexibility so that he can fill in at the four corners?

      • No Osuna so far, may or may not be showing up. I figured he would because he has a new position and they do fielding drills, but he could also be reporting to spring training earlier and accomplishing the same thing.

        • John, seems most, if not all players attending are American born. Is it difficult for foreign born players to get visas for these things?

          • I’ve never heard about visa issues in the past with the camp. I think the travel itself, combined with the short camp, may have more to do with it. Edgar Santana, Luis Escobar, Dario Agrazal and Yeudy Garcia are all there, and minor league players come in throughout the off-season for camps

    • Rumor has it that Austin Meadows is going to require TJ surgery on his already weak arm, but his hammies are holding up well.

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