Pirates' relievers eager to pitch in again
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Before a mid-March spring training game - the period of the exhibition season where opening day seems simultaneously around the corner and, after weeks of monotonous workouts, far away - Tony Watson voiced his optimism.
"We're just excited now," he said. "Only two weeks."
Watson also was referring to the end of camp for a Pirates team featuring such a strong bullpen that the only uncertainty is which qualified pitcher will not make the unit. The relievers, who pitched exceptionally well in 2013 and joined the starting rotation in carrying an average... read more