Now that the calendar has flipped from 2022 to 2023, what does the Pittsburgh Pirates projected Opening Day roster look like?
Welcome to 2023,Pittsburgh Pirates fans! With the calendar now flipped to the New Year the start of baseball season continues to get closer. In about six weeks, pitchers and catchers will report to Bradenton and spring training will be underway.
Between now and the start of spring training, and especially now and Opening Day, there will be changes to the Pirate roster. The team may look to add another bullpen arm or two, as well as a backup middle infielder. Adding another catcher can not be compeltely ruled out, either.
There is also the elephant in the room that is a potentialBryan Reynoldstrade. As of now Reynolds remains with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, with him requesting a trade earlier in the offseason after long-term contract talks did not work out, that could change.
But as we look ahead to Opening Day and do our latest roster projection, we will do so with Reynolds still in the fold. Until Reynolds is traded, if he's traded, he remains a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates and a key piece in their lineup.