The minor league games with the Pirates were cancelled today due to rain along the coast. It must have been heavier in the Bradenton area, because Group 5 was able to play their scheduled game against the Canadian Junior National Team. Groups 1 and 2 worked out on one of the fields and Groups 3 and 4 played an intra-squad game. Kyle Kendrick pitched for Group 3, Carlos Ruiz, caught, and Cesar Hernandez played third base. Innings started with different on base scenarios and Ruiz and Hernandez batted in most innings.
Kendrick missed a throwing session yesterday due to the flu. He threw 5 respectable innings today. Group 4 managed a few opposite field singles, but were generally over-matched when he threw his off-speed stuff. Jan Hernandez made a great diving catch but left the game afterwards. Continue reading MILB Spring Training 2014; March 12th, Phillies vs. Pirates rained out