Jonah Davis, who played in the rookie-level Appalachian League last season, hit two home runs Thursday in the Pirates' 7-5 exhibition victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Defense was a Pirates’ weak point last season and has continued to be during spring training.
Who: Pirates at Rays. When: 1:05 p.m. Where: Charlotte Sports Park. TV: MLB Network, Fox Sports Sun.
The Pirates optioned right-handers Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, leaving 36 players in their spring training camp.
Joe Musgrove allowed three runs in five innings in the Pirates' 6-5 exhibition win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, his final start in Grapefruit League play.
Beat writer John Perrotto answers questions about the Pirates and baseball.
Who: Pirates vs. Orioles. When: 1:05 p.m. Where: LECOM Park. TV: AT&T SportsNet, MLB Network
The Pirates optioned reliever Jake Barrett to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday and reassigned infielder Alfredo Reyes to minor-league camp.
The Pittsburgh Pirates play the Minnesota Twins today in Fort Myers, Fla., and DKPittsburghSports.com's John Perrotto is onsite.
Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark had little to say about the Pirates cutting their payroll during his annual visit to spring training Tuesday.
Steven Brault pitched 3 2/3 scoreless inning Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers in his longshot bid to make the Pirates' starting rotation.
Who: Pirates (10-12) vs. Tigers (11-12). When: 1:05 p.m. Where: LECOM Park. TV: AT&T SportsNet
The Pirates have selected Jung Ho Kang to be their starting third baseman and Erik Gonzalez as their starting shortstop.
Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles got through a four-inning simulated game healthy Monday after leaving his previous start with cramping in his right side.
Third base prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes was one of the eight players in the Pirates' latest round of roster cuts.
Who: Pirates (9-12) vs. Rays (10-11). When: 1:05 p.m. Where: Charlotte Sports Park. Streaming: MLB.com