Pirates spring training report: Pirates 6, Blue Jays 4
March 5, 2014 8:15 PM
Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle looks to his bullpen in the 7th inning Wednesday against the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.
By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Starter: Jay Jackson — 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K.
Hitter: Travis Snider went 3 for 3, with a run-scoring single in the first and a two-run home run in the third.
Of note: Neil Walker recorded his first two hits of spring training with a 2-for-3 performance. He singled twice and stole a base.
News of the day
Lefty Jeff Locke said Wednesday the tightness in his right side is “very minor” and he expects to be throwing off a mound shortly.
Locke missed his scheduled start against Toronto after feeling some pain in his side during a bullpen session earlier this week. He said he is not at all bothered during normal activities.
“It wasn’t any particular pitch where I felt anything. Just a continuous little pull on my right side,” he said. “I felt the best thing to do was stop doing what I was doing right [then] and have somebody take a look.”
Locke said he has never had issues with his side.
“I’ve seen people do oblique stuff before so bad where they can’t take a deep breath, you know. It’s hard for them to run. That’s not the case with me. It’s very minor. It was just precautionary,” he said. “We’ll take a few days and just kind of re-evaluate. It is the beginning of the month. The last thing I want to do is find a way to get set back even further.”
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