Gameday: 3/2 Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates


Fresh off the first win of the 2016 Grapefruit season, the Pirates head back to Bradenton where they will play Detroit again. The Tigers will use a split squad for the game.

The Bucs will send Jeff Locke to the mound for his first spring training outing. Detroit counters with prospect Buck Farmer.

Pittsburgh defeated Detroit yesterday 4-2 with home runs coming from starters Francisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer. Pirates prospects Alen Hanson and Elias Diaz had a hand in the other two runs that ended up being the game-winners.

Pirates also got decent pitching outings from everyone except Rob Scahill who gave up a two-run home run to Victor Martinez.

Starting lineups and live comments will be posted later today.



  1. Wynton Bernard – CF
  2. Jose Iglesias – SS
  3. Nick Castellanos – 3B
  4. Tyler Collins – LF
  5. James McCann – C
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia – DH
  7. Nate Schierholtz – RF
  8. Dominic Ficociello – 1B
  9. Andrew Romine – 2B

Expected Pitchers
RHP Buck Farmer


  1. Gregory Polanco – RF
  2. John Jason – 1B
  3. Andrew McCutchen – CF
  4. Starling Marte – LF
  5. Chris Stewart – C
  6. Sean Rodriguez – 3B
  7. Josh Bell – DH
  8. Pedro Florimon – SS
  9. Alen Hanson – 2B

Expected Pitchers
LHP Jeff Locke
RHP Juan Nicasio
RHP A.J. Schugel
RHP Arquimedes Caminero
RHP Jared Hughes
LHP Eric O’Flaherty
RHP Jorge Rondon