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How Pirates Position Battles Shape Up Two Weeks Before Opener (+)



Pittsburgh Pirates, Kevin Plawecki

Don’t look now, but there are only two weeks until Opening Day when the Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Great American Ballpark to face the Cincinnati Reds on March 30.

The date is quickly approaching and the Pirates still have several key roster decisions to make in the next 14 days.

Last week, we highlighted the position battles and roster decisions facing the Pirates. One week later, and there has hardly been any movement in one form or another. The bulk of the named still remain in the mix and there hasn’t been much separation.

Among what the Pirates still have to decide include — the starting second baseman, the backup catcher, who will make up the bench and who will fill out the rest of the bullpen.

Let’s examine.

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