Pirates eager to put another dismal season behind
Eager to put another dismal season behind them, the Pittsburgh
Pirates have wasted no time in getting started in spring
All 62 players had reported to camp by Friday, a day before the
deadline, and the team assembled Saturday morning for a talk with
president Frank Coonelly and general manager Neal Huntington before
beginning the first official full-squad practices.
Manager Clint Hurdle was hired in November to turn around a team
that lost 105 games last season and has finished last in the NL
Central the past four years.
The Pirates were minor players this past offseason in the
They tried to shore up one of the league’s worst starting
rotations by signing right-hander Kevin Correia to a two-year, $8