Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 3/18/13
Yesterday the Pirates had several players rehabbing over at Pirate City. Tony Watson threw an inning in one of the minor league games, while Charlie Morton threw a bullpen and live batting practice, and Ali Solis took live batting practice. I spoke with all three players after their work. I’ve been under the weather the last two days, so here is the delayed update. Tony Watson was hit around in his first game since February 28th. **Tony Watson had been out of action since February 28th, working on some mechanical issues, and dealing with physical issues. He noted that the Pirates were being cautious with the physical stuff. He had some soreness early in camp, and stopped throwing off the mound. “The time is coming down short here, so I got to get out there and get my innings in,” Watson said of his outing. “Felt good. Everything physically felt really good out there, Obviously the results — not what I wanted. It was good to get out there. No setbacks, nothing.” The outing didn’t go so well from a results standpoint. Watson threw 23 pitches, and was hit around by the Yankees’ high-A team. Watson said that he’s still on track to start the season in the majors, and could throw again on Wednesday. **Charlie Morton threw a bullpen and live batting practice. He threw around 30 pitches in his bullpen, and 20 in his live BP, which was eight more than last time. He was mostly throwing the fastball and changeup. Morton noted that he’s just working on building up his pitch count at this point. **Ali Solis was cut today. The catcher was originally hurt with a back strain when playing winter ball in Mexico. He got hurt again at the beginning of camp. Solis took live batting practice against Charlie Morton. He noted that his back has felt better lately. Yesterday was his first time swinging the bat since the first few weeks in camp. He said the pain is still there, but is getting better everyday with his exercise and training work. There’s no word yet on when he could get back into games, but Solis said it could be pretty soon.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bills suspend assistant coach for first six games of 2015

Trent Richardson has 50-50 chance at making Raiders roster

Rex Ryan takes subtle jabs at Jets' upper management

Everett Golson responds to Paul Finebaum's criticism

Mark Sanchez says it ‘crazy’ to call Chip Kelly racist

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Malcolm Butler daring Brady to throw his way in practice

Geno Smith confident worst is behind him and the Jets

Ronda Rousey knocks out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds

Von Miller earns dismissal from NFL’s drug program

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start

Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to stop getting ejected

WATCH: Dez Bryant throws punches at training camp

There's no need for Notre Dame to join a conference

WATCH: Benches clear during Royals-Blue Jays game

Jim Harbaugh gives Nicki Minaj a shoutout on Twitter

The Kardashian sisters still call Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce'

Tennessee fan recreates Neyland Stadium in backyard

Lolo Jones: I could last at least a minute against Rousey

Bears have very strict rules for media during training camp

Jamaal Charles: I feel like I'm the LeBron James of football

Ronda Rousey: I'll fight Cyborg if she stops taking steroids

Danny Garcia beats Paulie Malignaggi, remains undefeated

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks agree to contract extension

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Notre Dame doesn't need a conference

Rex takes jabs at Jets' management

Sanchez: It's 'crazy' to call Chip racist

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker