Wednesday night, manager Derek Shelton revealed some news about a pair of Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitchers
Following a simulated game at PNC Park on Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton met with the media. In this meeting with the media he revealed two pieces of news about Pirate relievers.
First off, Shelton revealed that closer Keone Kela has yet to report to camp or workout with the team. Shelton, however, did not expand any further on why Kela is not there.
Kela has long been known as a bit of a handful to deal with. Last spring he said he would not talk to the media at all. During the season, he was suspended for altercations with the coaching staff. He also took a longer paternity leave than he informed the team he would do. Stay tuned here at Rum Bunter for all and any news that comes out about Kela.
The next snippet Shelton shared with the media is that pitcher Hector Noesi will not play this season due to family reasons. Noesi was not likely to be on the Opening Day roster, but he was scheduled to be one of the 40 players working out at PNC Park.
Additionally, Shelton was asked about any injuries the team is dealing with. This was his response:
Thankfully, it appears all and any injury issues the Pittsburgh Pirates have been dealing with since returning to camp have been minor. Hopefully, this will remain the case.
Continued to stay tuned here at Rum Bunter for all and any news that comes out of Pittsburgh Pirates camp before the start of the season on July 24.