• The Pirates are anticipated to make their first cuts Monday morning, following the three days of intense activity that included five games (with Friday's "B" game and Sunday's split-squad games) and Hurdle surveying workouts at Pirate City on Saturday.
• Travis Ishikawa, who went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter against Boston in his first action upon recovery from a tight right hamstring, is due to make his defensive debut at first base Monday against the Orioles.
• Chris Stewart went 0-for-2 Sunday to remain 0-for-spring in 11 at-bats. However, all the Pirates pitchers love throwing to the veteran catcher, whose specialty has always been defense and pitchers' TLC.
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