10:24 PM EDT, Wed March 21, 2018

Pirates lefty Josh Smoker sees Tiger Woods in himself

BRADENTON, Fla. — On Sunday, Josh Smoker and George Kontos went to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, an IndyCar Series race held about a half an hour away from LECOM Park. Smoker, a former race car driver, had arranged with his agent to get tickets through Team Penske.

Josh Smoker pitches another scoreless outing Saturday

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3, at LECOM Park Saturday. Here’s a quick look at what you need to know in three key areas from the days results:

Pirates Player News

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    Tyler Glasnow

    'Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.' Ray Searage describes Tyler Glasnow's progress, other pitchers

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    A.J. Schugel

    Injured A.J. Schugel won't be ready for opening day

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    Trevor Williams

    Trevor Williams strikes out eight in Pirates' 3-1 loss to Twins

  • Corey Dickerson

    Pirates keel-haul Braves pitching, Albies homers twice in 12-9 loss

  • Joe Musgrove

    Joe Musgrove gives up six runs in second Grapefruit League start

  • Ivan Nova

    Ivan Nova is using spring starts to take things "step by step"

  • Josh Bell

    Pirates’ Josh Bell doesn’t pick sides in clutch situations

  • Chad Kuhl

    Chad Kuhl gets back on track as Pirates beat Twins

  • Josh Harrison

    Yankees 9, Pirates 5: Gary Sanchez and Tyler Austin go deep

  • Gregory Polanco

    Pirates and Altoona Curve extend player development contract