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The Altoona Curve and Peoples Natural Gas Field served as the Alternate Training Site (aka "taxi squad") for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2020 season. The group of players participated in daily workouts and intrasquad scrimmages at PNG Field to remain ready for game action. The lists below includes all of the Pirates players that worked out in Altoona during the summer of 2020.

Alternate Training Site Roster

Pitchers

Tyler Bashlor
Cody Bolton
Blake Cederlind
Austin Davis
Miguel Del Pozo
Geoff Hartlieb
Jandel Gustave
Sam Howard
Max Kranick
Brennan Malone
James Marvel
Nick Mears
Joe Musgrove
Braeden Ogle
Cody Ponce
Quinn Priester
Yacksel Rios
Aaron Shortridge
Jameson Taillon
Nick Tropeano
Brandon Waddell

Catchers

Jason Delay
Christian Kelley
Deon Stafford
Andrew Susac

Infielders

Ji-Hwan Bae
Rodolfo Castro
Will Craig
Oneil Cruz
Nick Gonzales
Ke'Bryan Hayes
Mason Martin
Jose Osuna
Liover Peguero
JT Riddle

Outfielders

Socrates Brito
Guillermo Heredia
Jason Martin
Jared Oliva
Travis Swaggerty

Coaches: Brian Esposito, Joel Hanrahan, Jon Nunnally, Miguel Perez

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Ben Cherington, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager

"The Pirates organization is appreciative of the long-standing relationship we have had for over two decades with the Altoona Curve. The people, proximity, along with the first-class facility, makes Peoples Natural Gas Field an ideal choice to safely host our alternate training site for the upcoming season.”

Derek Martin, Altoona Curve General Manager

“The Curve and Pirates have shared a remarkable relationship since 1999. Being chosen as the alternate training facility really reinforces the strength of that relationship. Being 90 miles from PNC Park, Altoona is a great location to allow the Pirates to get a player to Pittsburgh, or wherever they need to get to, quickly and safely.”