Bucs: Wednesday Spring Training Links
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Right-handed pitcher Logan Kensing felt a twinge in his abdominal area Tuesday and will sit out for the next two weeks, according to a report on the Pittsburgh Pirates official website.
Kensing reportedly suffered the injury while warming up to throw a bullpen session. The injury looked to be minor at first, but the Pirates have chosen to sit Kensing for the next two weeks.
Kensing had shoulder surgery in 2010, missing the entire season. He made 21 appearances for the New York Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2011.
His is the first significant injury of spring training for the Pirates. Spring training games begin Saturday against Toronto.
On to the links:
- Charlie Morton will throw his first batting practice session of the spring today, while several other pitchers will throw wide sessions.
- Kevin Correia is expecting to compete not only for a job in the starting rotation, but one of the top spots in the rotation in 2012.
- Reliever Evan Meek says he had a strong offseason and is poised to perform like he did in 2010, when he was named to the National League All-Star team.
- First baseman Jeff Clement says he feels no pressure and is confident “something good is going to happen” in 2012.
- With the Pirates still interested in signing center fielder Andrew McCutchen to a multi-year extension, WHYGAVS points out he’s due something similar to Jay Bruce’s six-year, $51-million deal.
- Jon at the McEffect says, if the Pirates aren’t in a playoff race come the trade deadline, Joel Hanrahan should be shopped around to the highest bidder.
- The Pirates have a good problem this spring: lots of depth battling for spots in the bullpen.
Chris Gates | Bucs Blog