Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates Twins Ppd

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates Twins Ppd

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Records: Twins (9-7-1), Pirates (5-11-1).

Of note: Outfield prospect Austin Meadows, a first-round pick in 2013, had eye surgery Thursday to repair an orbital fracture of his right eye. His estimated time of return to full baseball activity is six to eight weeks. Meadows fractured the bone while playing catch during a workout March 8 at the team's spring-training facility.

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A thunderstorm swept in from the Gulf of Mexico and rained out the Pirates' game against the Minnesota Twins, but manager Clint Hurdle said the club's pitching plans "will stay right in line" despite the weather. Left-hander Jon Niese threw a bullpen session indoors, as did left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty, who is a candidate for the final spot in the Pirates bullpen.

Right-hander A. …

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