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93,433: The Pirates' total draw for 15 games at McKechnie Field last spring, a club record; ticket sales for this spring are running well ahead of last year's pace.

"I must have looked really good there." -- Pirates first basemen Gaby Sanchez, on having worked out at third base Monday morning -- two hours before the Bucs got another third baseman, claiming Morel off waivers from Toronto.

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