February 20th, 2024, spring training notebook: Chase Anderson arrives in Bradenton & more

It was a slow first Monday of full team workouts in Bradenton as the Pittsburgh Pirates prepare for their first spring training game this Saturday
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It was a rather quiet day in Bradenton on Monday with the top story for the Pirates being that the club has claimed former Bucco Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers while also placing JT Brubaker on the 60-day injured list as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery. You can read more on the pair of roster moves by the Pirates, here courtesy of Bryce Naughton.

Rum Bunter's Noah Wright takes a look at notable Pirate prospects who will be making their professional debuts this season.

Also worth checking out is Marty Leap's story on which pitches will be key to left handed starter Martín Pérez bouncing back with the Buccos this season. Pérez signed a 1-year, $8 million contract with the Pirates this past January.