February 21st, 2024, spring training notebook: Keller hopes for extension, Tellez looking slim

It was another quiet day for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton on Tuesday.

Feb 20, 2024; Bradenton, FL, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Roansy Contreras (59) poses
Feb 20, 2024; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Roansy Contreras (59) poses / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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Picture day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Rowdy Tellez looks slimmed down, and more spring training news and notes

It was another quiet day in Bradenton as the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to get ready for their spring training opener on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins.

Despite the quietness there are still a handful of topics worthy of discussion both coming out of Pirates camp and around Major League Baseball. Let's take a look at those topics in today's spring training notebook.

TUESDAY'S TOP STORIES

Before jumping into Tuesday's notes, let's take a look at what you may have missed from RumBunter.

If you didn't read yesterday's notebook, be sure to check it out with topics such as Chase Anderson arriving at camp and why he chose Pittsburgh.

The Pirates are hoping to take a step forward in 2024 which means everyone will be feeling the pressure but Zack VonStein takes a look at five Buccos in particular who could be feeling the most pressure entering this upcoming season.

One player that will need to take a step forward for the Pirates is catcher Henry Davis. Marty Leap discusses Davis and his upcoming season, here.

Finally, Noah Wright provides three hot takes about the Pirates entering this spring.