In Pittsburgh’s camp it looks like Jack Taschner will open the season with the Pirates as Jason Jaramillo is still battling for the back up catcher spot. We might see Jaramillo with Indianapolis if he is unsuccessful.
Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has all but secured a bus trip down to Columbus as his spring outting took a familiar spin with a few solid innings followed by an avalanche of poor control and frustration. I feel safe saying we will see him at CCP this summer in a Clippers uniform.
Jason Donald has also been relegated to AAA Columbus but catcher Lou Marson looks to have won the starting job in Cleveland, at least until Carlos Santana gets the call up.
Michael Taylor was recently sent to the Oakland A’s minor league camp.