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Pirates Spring Preview: Chase Anderson Gets First Start Against Braves

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Non-roster invitee Chase Anderson has already made a pair of appearances this spring, but he’ll get a chance to make his first start when the Pittsburgh Pirates face the Atlanta Braves in Bradenton at 1:05 ET.

The Pirates signed Anderson to a minor-league deal last month after he spent most of the 2023 season with the Colorado Rockies.

Anderson was credited with the win in his last appearance against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. In that game, Anderson threw two spotless innings and struck out one batter. He had his first appearance against the Detroit Tigers on Mar. 2 and threw two scoreless innings.

Ke’Bryan Hayes and his .409 batting average will bat third and play his usual third base position. Billy McKinney will look to extend his 11-game on base streak while playing right field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

  1. Oneil Cruz DH
  2. Bryan Reynolds LF
  3. Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
  4. Jack Suwinski CF
  5. Rowdy Tellez 1B
  6. Jared Triolo 2B
  7. Billy McKinney RF
  8. Nick Gonzales SS
  9. Jason Delay C

The Pirates will be up against right-hander Reynaldo López, who was signed as a free agent by the Braves in the offseason. López is 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA this spring through three appearances.

The game will be broadcast on 100.1 FM/AM 1020.

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