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Pirates Spring Training Day Six: Hype, Great News, Good News, and Bad News


Prior to the first full squad workout, Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, President Frank Coonelly, Manager John Russell and various staff members spoke to all players from 9:00 to 9:50. (Talk of a dynasty was reported. Wow. )

Players then broke into groups and participated in defense instruction and bunting fundamentals. (Neil Walker is officially becoming super utility player the PG and Chuck Finder reported)

The following 15 pitchers threw 35 to 50 pitches during a their bullpen session (Brian Burres, Zach Duke, Charlie Morton, Daniel McCutchen, Wil Ledezma, Javier Lopez, Jeremy Powell, Jeff Sues, Jean Machi, Ronald Uviedo, Brian Bass, Ramon Aguero, Brendan Donnelly, Evan Meek, Vinnie Chulk).

Ocatvio Dotel was scheduled to throw today, but was held out of practice due to discomfort in his left side. His status is listed as “day to day.”  (What is the rush?  Slow Down!)

Joel Hanrahan had an MRI today and the results showed that the inflammation in his right elbow is subsiding. He is still scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews Thursday in Pensacola, FL.

No-throwing pitchers conditioned and were off the fields by 11:40.

Position players went through defensive drills, took batting practice from 11:30 to noon, conditioned, and were off the fields by 12:20.

The catchers took BP after their daily drills and bullpen work and were off the fields by 12:50.

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