Roughly 40 big-leaguers stay in Pirates’ spring training camp in Florida

Roughly 40 big-leaguers stay in Pirates’ spring training camp in Florida
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Approximately 40 Pirates major-league players, along with members of the coaching staff, are expected to remain in Bradenton, Fla. to utilize the facilities during the league-wide shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, the team said Saturday.

They will start with a light workout Monday. Camps and workouts will remain closed to the public.

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There were 47 active players and three rehabbing players -- Jameson Taillon, Steven Brault and Clay Holmes -- remaining in their major-league camp. The club had their first batch of cuts on Mar. 9 and 10, sending a dozen players to minor-league spring training.

MLB and the Player's Association gave players the option to go home starting Friday night.

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