Mini-camp begins next Monday
The Pirates will hold a mini-camp in Bradenton, Fla., next week, beginning on Monday. The camp will last four days and is expected to be much more focused on conditioning than pitching, which was a focus in the past.
As of now, here is a look at who is expected to be in attendance from the club’s 40-man roster:
Pitchers: Michael Crotta, Joel Hanrahan, Kevin Hart, Jeff Karstens, Brad Lincoln, Jeff Locke, Daniel McCutchen, James McDonald, Kyle McPherson, Evan Meek, Bryan Morris, Charlie Morton, Daniel Moskos, Ross Ohlendorf, Chris Resop, Aaron Thompson, Tony Watson
Catchers: Jason Jaramillo
Infielders: Pedro Ciriaco, Lyle Overbay, Steve Pearce, Josh Rodriguez, Neil Walker
Outfielders: Matt Diaz, Gorkys Hernandez, Garrett Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Alex Presley, Jose Tabata
* Both Chris Leroux and Pedro Alvarez are “maybes” at this point.
The following non-roster players are also scheduled to attend: Dusty Brown, Brian Burres, Josh Fields, Fernando Nieve, Justin Thomas, Cesar Valdez, Corey Wimberly
For a number of players, this will be their first chance to meet manager Clint Hurdle and other new members of his coaching staff.
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