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Pirates conclude minicamp, spring on horizon

NEAL HUNTINGTON - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Five observations from the final day of Pirates minicamp on Thursday:

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Next up: Spring training.

The Pirates concluded their four-day minicamp in chilly conditions as temperatures were in the mid-50s, following three picture-perfect days at Pirate City.

Now, the countdown to spring training begins. Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 13 and the rest of the squad Feb. 18.

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