POLL: Who will be the Pirates’ fifth starter?

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:

Assuming A.J. Burnett, Wandy Rodriguez, James McDonald, and Jeff Karstens are all locks for the rotation, who do you think will be the Bucs’ fifth starter to start the season? Please vote below!

If you believe the rotation should be configured differently or if you have anything else to add, please leave a comment below.

Go Bucs

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