- The Pirates apparently signed some dude who is friends with Clint Hurdle to a role in the team’s minor-league development
- Matty Alou, the middle brother formerly with the Pirates died. Here is the obituary, courtesy of the AP.
- Jim Thome wants to pinch-hit for the Phillies. Easiest money anybody has ever made.
- The Pirates are apparently going after Clint Barmes. He’ll be the second guy on the team with a first name one letter away from a part of the female genitalia.
- Gerrit Cole struggled in the AFL Stars game, throwing 29 pitches and not getting out of the first. Robbie Grossman didn’t get a hit.