Spring Training Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Important Dates

Pitchers and Catchers Report- February 17
First Pitchers and Catchers Workout- February 19
Position Players Report- February 22
First Team Workout- February 23
Black and Gold Exhibition Game- February 29, 12:00 pm
First Exhibition Game- March 1 vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 pm
Final Exhibition Game- April 2 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:35 pm

The Pirates are one of five teams that have their pitchers and catchers reporting on February 17 to camp (Giants, Indians, Cardinals, and Mets). The rest of the league has their pitchers and catchers reporting on February 18 or later.

On February 23, the Pirates will hold their first full team workout. Just six days later, the team will take part in their annual Black and Gold Exhibition game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Tickets are being sold for this game, as it will give fans the opportunity to get a first-hand look at some of the club’s best talent.

From there, the team will take part in their Spring Training schedule of games. The club is scheduled to play 32 games in 32 days,  including two days of split-squad action. To view the entire Spring Training game schedule, click here.

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