Game 3: Vasquez in, Laroche out

Pirates (1-1) @ Cardinals (1-1) 8:15 Third baseman Andy Laroche has three errors in two games and is 0-6 at the plate on the season. No surprise, he will not be in tonight’s starting lineup. Third baseman Ramon Vasquez will make his first start in a Pirates uniform. Brandon Moss will also return to the

Wednesday’s Spring Training Report

Brian Kelly Live from Bradenton Reports the following The buzz around Spring training continues to be Nate McLouth who signed a three year – $15.75 contract yesterday. Management has gone into spring training with a open mind regarding Prospect 3B Neil Walker. Walker begins Spring Training #2 on the Major League depth chart behind 3B

Sunday’s Spring Training Report: Hinske arrives at Bradenton

Outfielder/infielder Eric Hinske, the Pirates top free agent signing this off-season, made his first appearance today in Bradenton. Hinske showed some power today in batting drills and he seems to believe he can have a 25 homerun season in 09. Hinske, 31, hit 20 home runs last season and signed a one year $1.5 million