The Blue Jays' future left side of the infield was on display on a chilly Thursday night at LECOM Park in a 5-4 win over the Pirates. Top prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette had big nights.
Right-hander Chad Kuhl showed solid command of his expanding arsenal of pitches and put together his best start of the spring Thursday, less than two weeks before the opening of the regular season. Kuhl gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits in 5 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out five.
Outfielder Jordan Luplow, the Pirates' 2017 Minor League Player of the Year, is battling for one of the remaining bench spots, although it seems likely he'll start his season in Triple-A Indianapolis.
Kevin Jepsen, once one of the top right-handed setup relievers in the American League, is about to complete an impressive journey from being out of baseball to the Rangers' bullpen in Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Reds made nine cuts on Thursday that have brought the makeup of the Opening Day roster into clearer focus.
For all the talk of Shohei Ohtani being the best two-way prospect ever, Ken Brett came first.