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Pirates gear headed to Bradenton for spring training

Kristina Serafini
| Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

It wasn’t only the balmy temperatures that made it feel a little like spring this morning.

Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse staff and workers from Recker Transfer began around 7 a.m. at PNC Park loading equipment and other items onto a truck bound for Bradenton, Fla., for the start of spring training.

The truck is scheduled to arrive there Thursday night and will be unloaded Friday morning.

Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training on Monday and will begin workouts Wednesday. Full-squad workouts will begin Feb. 18.

Kristina Serafini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kristina at 412-324-1405 4-digit 6405, kserafini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @KristinaS_Trib.

Pittsburgh Pirates assistant equipment manager Kiere Bulls, who grew up in Manchester, loads boxes onto a cart inside a locker room at PNC Park to be sent to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Pirates assistant equipment manager Kiere Bulls, who grew up in Manchester, loads boxes onto a cart inside a locker room at PNC Park to be sent to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Bill Erdlen of Richland (left) and Scott King of Pittsburgh, both employees of Recker Transfer, load boxes onto carts inside a locker room at PNC Park to be sent to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Bill Erdlen of Richland (left) and Scott King of Pittsburgh, both employees of Recker Transfer, load boxes onto carts inside a locker room at PNC Park to be sent to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Jesse Ferko of Mt. Washington, an MLB video assistant, wheels luggage and carries a bag from a locker room at PNC Park to an awaiting equipment truck heading to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Jesse Ferko of Mt. Washington, an MLB video assistant, wheels luggage and carries a bag from a locker room at PNC Park to an awaiting equipment truck heading to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Employee of Recker Transfer load boxes and luggage onto an equipment truck at PNC Park heading to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Employee of Recker Transfer load boxes and luggage onto an equipment truck at PNC Park heading to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Bill Erdlen of Richland, an employee of Recker Transfer, loads boxes onto a cart inside a locker room at PNC Park to be sent to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Bill Erdlen of Richland, an employee of Recker Transfer, loads boxes onto a cart inside a locker room at PNC Park to be sent to the Pirates' spring training complex in Bradenton, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Pirates' pitchers and catchers will have their first workouts next week. Full team workouts begin Feb. 18.
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