Pirates News - Spring Training Notebook: Mitch Keller's big day leads Thursday's headlines

While it was a generally quiet day, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a big splash on Thursday by signing top of the line starter Mitch Keller to a long-term extension.

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Mitch Keller had himself a day at camp on Thursday plus more in today's Pittsburgh Pirates spring training notebook

We're beginning to feel like a broken record when it comes to saying it was a quiet day but for the most part it was. The good news is that those days are almost over. The Pirates as of Friday morning are just one day away from their spring training opener against Minnesota on Saturday and then after that, it's nearly baseball every day for the next six months.

That being said, there was significant news to come out of Pirates camp on Thursday surrounding top of the line starter Mitch Keller. But before we get into that and as we get ready for the Pirates to start their spring training schedule, be sure to check out Noah Wright's latest article as he takes a look at three Pirates who are players to watch this spring.