BRADENTON, Fla. - Spring Training wrapped up in Bradenton a few weeks ago. The Pirates went north to Detroit at the beginning of their 9-4 start to the season. Most of the minor leaguers went to one of four full-season clubs -- Indianapolis, Altoona, Bradenton, West Virginia -- in order to begin their seasons.
But what about all of the guys who will be playing in Morgantown, Bristol, and the GCL this year?
Those players are still in Bradenton, participating in Extended Spring Training. The camp runs the same way that minor league camp runs at Pirate City, with daily workouts and games against other organizations. There is a big focus on development in these games, as most of the players are on the younger side.
The camp not only includes younger players, but includes rehabbing min...
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