The Associated Press reports that Joba Chamberlain threw 45 pitches off the mound today.
New pitching coach Dave Eiland lives about 30 minutes from Legends Field and has been working with Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Jeff Karstens and other guys for several weeks.
Good work by those guys. Of course, that’s what young, ambitious players should be doing, especially with a new manager and a new pitching coach taking over.
Older, more established guys can (and probably should) do their workouts at home. They have families, etc. Spring training is long enough to get ready for the season.
Doug Mientkiewicz signed a minor-league deal with the Pirates. You’ll start to see a lot of guys signs as the report dates approach.