BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -Chris Duffy, the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day center fielder last season, is still healing from shoulder surgery and might miss part of spring training.
With Nyjer Morgan and Nate McLouth expected to compete for the starting job during camp, Duffy was projected to start the season at Triple-A Indianapolis even if he wasn't recuperating.
Duffy didn't play after June 27 because of a badly sprained left ankle. He had nearly recovered from that problem in late August when pain in his left shoulder prompted surgery to repair damage in his labrum and rotator cuff.
Before getting hurt, Duffy hit .249 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 70 games.
Duffy is one of only two non-catching position players attending a Pirates pitching minicamp in Bradenton, Fla., this week. Outfielder Kevin Thompson is recovering from a right shoulder injury.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?
Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?

MLB Team Pages