Clint Hurdle speaks with the media after the first spring workout on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy @Pirates on Twitter)

With spring training officially underway, it’s time to look forward to the Bucs’ first exhibition game. The opening matchup of the spring comes on Saturday, February 23rd when a split squad will take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 pm. Here’s a look at their entire Grapefruit League slate:

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
Pirates @ Rays 1:05 PM
Sun,   Feb 24, 2013 Braves @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Mon,   Feb 25, 2013 Pirates @ Twins 1:05 PM
Tue,   Feb 26, 2013 Orioles @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Wed,   Feb 27, 2013 Rays @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Thu,   Feb 28, 2013 Red Sox @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Fri,   Mar 01, 2013 Pirates @ Orioles 1:05 PM
Fri,   Mar 01, 2013 Pirates @ Red Sox 7:05 PM
Sat,   Mar 02, 2013 Pirates @ Tigers 1:05 PM
Sun,   Mar 03, 2013 Astros @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Mon,   Mar 04, 2013 Phillies @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Tue,   Mar 05, 2013 Spain @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Wed,   Mar 06, 2013 Pirates @ Red Sox 1:35 PM
Thu,   Mar 07, 2013 Rays @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Fri,   Mar 08, 2013 Orioles @ Pirates 7:05 PM
Sat,   Mar 09, 2013 Twins @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Sun,   Mar 10, 2013 Pirates @ Orioles 1:05 PM
Sun,   Mar 10, 2013 Pirates @ Twins 1:05 PM
Mon,   Mar 11, 2013 Orioles @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Wed,   Mar 13, 2013 Blue Jays @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Thu,   Mar 14, 2013 Pirates @ Phillies 1:05 PM
Fri,   Mar 15, 2013 Pirates @ Astros 1:05 PM
Sat,   Mar 16, 2013 Pirates @ Twins 1:05 PM
Sun,   Mar 17, 2013 Yankees @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Mon,   Mar 18, 2013 Red Sox @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Wed,   Mar 20, 2013 Pirates @ Braves 1:05 PM
Thu,   Mar 21, 2013 Pirates @ Orioles 7:05 PM
Fri,   Mar 22, 2013 Rays @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Sat,   Mar 23, 2013 Pirates @ Red Sox 1:35 PM
Sun,   Mar 24, 2013 Orioles @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Mon,   Mar 25, 2013 Pirates @ Rays 7:05 PM
Tue,   Mar 26, 2013 Pirates @ Blue Jays 1:05 PM
Wed,   Mar 27, 2013 Twins @ Pirates 1:05 PM
Thu,   Mar 28, 2013 Pirates @ Yankees 1:05 PM
Sat,   Mar 30, 2013 Pirates @ Curve 2:05 PM

 

Highlights:
- The Pirates will see Joel Hanrahan in a Red Sox uniform at McKechnie Field on the last day of February. They play the Sox again the next day; they’ll face them March 6th, 18th, and 23rd as well.
- The Bucs will take on the Spain national team at McKechnie on March 5th.
- They wrap up spring training with an exhibition matchup against the Class AA affiliate Altoona Curve.

Go Bucs

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