Who Are The Pittsburgh Pirates Bench Options For 2019?

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CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 21: Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is seen during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 21, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

What players could make up the Pittsburgh Pirates bench during the 2019 season?

Last week, we took a look at various bullpen options for the Pittsburgh Pirates as Spring Training 2019 begins. Now, we will take a similar look at the Bucco bench.

The Pirates have the ingredients to have a strong bench in 2019. This will be especially true when Gregory Polanco returns from the injured list and bumps Lonnie Chisenhall to a bench role. Due to Polanco missing the start of the regular season, the Pirate bench could look much different on Opening Day from what fans will see for the majority of the 2019 season.

So, what will the Pirate bench look like on Opening Day and who is in contention to earn a spot on the roster? Will the team value catching or infield depth more? Could veterans added on minor league deals make the squad? Let’s dive in!