Ah, spring training -- that time of year when you'll check Gameday and there's a picture of Virgil Vasquez in a Pirates cap, even though Vasquez hasn't pitched in the Pirates organization since 2009 (and, like most former Pirates who are now Twins, wasn't any good as a Pirate anyway), and he's facing Darren Ford in a Mariners hat.
Anyway, the Twins beat the Pirates 5-4. A.J. Burnett pitched 4.2 innings and allowed two runs, striking out three and walking two. With pitchers now stretching out beyond four innings, I'd expect to see some cuts soon, because there just won't be many innings left for the Andy Olivers and Brooks Browns.
(UPDATE: Yep, it sounds like they'll be making cuts early this week.)
Pirates lose to Twins, 5-4
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