Mar 4, 2012; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Erik Bedard (45) pitches to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
The Pirates' matchup against the Twins today (1:05 p.m.) will be broadcast on ROOT Sports and MLB.tv. Erik Bedard gets the start for the Bucs, with Jo-Jo Reyes, Joel Hanrahan, Jason Grilli and Juan Cruz also likely to pitch. Terry Doyle will start for the Twins. The Pirates' lineup:
Charlie Morton will pitch for the Pirates Monday, which is great -- it looks like he'll be on track to start the season in the rotation, assuming all goes well. Neil Walker will be back in action tomorrow.