• Hiroki Kuroda pitched in a Minor League game on Friday for Class A Tampa, tossing seven scoreless innings and scattering seven hits against the Pirates' Class A Bradenton lineup. Kuroda walked none and struck out five, tossing 65 of 88 pitches for strikes.
• Francisco Cervelli caught Kuroda in the game for Class A Tampa and went 1-for-4 with a single and a walk. Travis Hafner had at-bats in two Minor League games on Friday, going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two walks.
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