One of the many battles heading into spring training is for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
The Pirates have stocked pitching depth for the upcoming year, but some options are currently unavailable. Francisco Liriano is likely to miss to beginning of the year; Charlie Morton is not expected back from Tommy John surgery until midseason.
Here’s what manager Clint Hurdle had to say about the situation:
Hurdle today: Sanchez, Jeanmar Gomez candidates for final rotation spot along w/Locke, McPherson. Wilson likely in bullpen.
— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) February 14, 2013
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