Gorkys Hernandez is expected to arrive to Pirates' camp on Saturday.
Charlie Morton (hip) continued to express optimism Friday on his ability to be ready for the start of the regular season.
An industry source tells Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel that the Pirates could be willing to pay Andrew McCutchen $25 million per year on a long-term extension.
Gorkys Hernandez is absent from Pirates' camp due to a visa issue.
The Pirates will use Radhames Liz as a reliever this season.
Pirates acquired LHP Steven Brault from the Orioles to complete the Travis Snider trade.
Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Vance Worley "would seem to have the edge" over Jeff Locke for the fifth spot in the Pirates' rotation.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters Thursday that Jung-ho Kang will play primarily at shortstop and third base in Grapefruit League games this spring.
Pedro Alvarez won his arbitration hearing against the Pirates and will make $5.75 million in 2015.
Charlie Morton (hip) is up to 30-40 pitches in his bullpen sessions.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Pirates and Pedro Alvarez were unable to reach an agreement and will go to an arbitration hearing Wednesday.
Jameson Taillon (elbow) is scheduled to begin facing live hitters next month.
Vance Worley won his arbitration case against the Pirates and will make a $2.45 million salary in 2015.
Pirates INF Neil Walker has been awarded $8 million through arbitration.
Pirates acquired INF/OF Edward Salcedo from the Braves in exchange for RHP Bryton Trepagnier.