Garth Brooks joining Pittsburgh Pirates for spring training

BRADENTON, Fla. — Country music legend Garth Brooks is joining the Pittsburgh Pirates -- for spring training, anyway.

Brooks reported to training camp Monday in Bradenton, Florida, and will work out from Thursday through Feb. 21, Channel 11's news partners at DK Pittsburgh Sports reported.

In the past, Brooks has taken part in training camps with the Padres and Mets, according to DK Pittsburgh Sports’ John Perrotto.

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