• Pitcher Gage Hinsz, the Pirates' 11th-round pick, came to terms on Wednesday, bringing to 32 the number of selectees from this year's First-Year Player Draft under contract. Hinsz, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-hander out of Billings West High School, was rated by Baseball America as Montana's top prospect.
• Chris Stewart was behind the plate for Brandon Cumpton on Wednesday, just part of Hurdle's "[Russell] Martin maintenance" as he endeavors to keep his No. 1 catcher sharp.
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