Rotation set for first four Grapefruit League games
By Barry M. Bloom
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle laid out his starting pitching for the club's first four games of the Grapefruit League schedule, beginning on Wednesday with the opener at McKechnie Field against the Yankees and through Saturday's home game against the Rays.
All of those four games are scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Francisco Liriano will start on Wednesday and throw one inning, followed by newcomer Edinson Volquez for an inning and as many as seven other pitchers behind him going an inning each, Hurdle said.