Pirates GM Neal Huntington doesn't sound positive regarding Decker's chances of making the team's Opening Day roster. He wants to do everything he can to put himself in a position to make this club, Huntington told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Unfortunately the calf injury may not allow him to do that.
Liriano, who will start for the Pirates on Opening Day, is healthy entering 2015. At the end, the last couple of months, I felt a lot better, Liriano told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. I don't think I was 100 percent at all during the year. I was trying to fight through it and pitch every five days. This spring nothing is bothering me.
Morton (hip) gave up three earned runs in six innings Saturday, allowing six hits and two walks without striking out a batter, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "I thought he showed progress as the game went on," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He maintained focus and stayed aggressive."
Pirates GM Neal Huntington reiterated his intention to take Kang north with the team as part of the Opening Day roster. "We like the bat speed, we love the power," Huntington told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "We like what he's been able to do defensively at short and third."