Three non-roster invitees to watch in Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 07: Pinch hitter Daniel Nava
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 07: Pinch hitter Daniel Nava /
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PHOENIX, AZ – MAY 11: Manager Clint Hurdle
PHOENIX, AZ – MAY 11: Manager Clint Hurdle /

Spring Training 2018 is officially underway for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With that, a group of non-roster invitees will compete to try and earn an Opening Day roster spot with the Pirates

Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitcher and catchers will take to the fields of Pirate City for their first official workouts of Spring Training 2018. Despite today being the first official workout of the spring, many of the team’s players have been in Pirate City in Bradenton working out since report day on Monday.

Each Major League season there are plenty of players who make Opening Day rosters after entering Spring Training as non-roster invitees. In past seasons non-roster invitees such as Matt Joyce and Brandon Inge have made the Opening Day roster for the Pirates. While the list of possibilities for the Pirates is limited this spring, there are still a few possibilities. This includes one non-roster invitee who, in my opinion, is a lock to be a part of the Opening Day roster when the Bucs head to Detroit on March 29.

So, who are three players that are non-roster invitees that fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates should be watching this spring?