Glasnow gave up one run in four innings Saturday, striking out five while allowing four hits and two walks. "A very productive day for him," pitching coach Ray Searage told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "After the leadoff walk, he still was in control. He turned the page and started making pitches."

While Glasnow has the highest upside of any contenders for the team's fifth and final rotation spot, he's either looked really good or really bad this spring. Pittsburgh also might only go with four starters in April. "We've talked about how we maximize the rotation out of the gate," general manager Neal Huntington said. "How aggressive do we want to be with these guys every fifth day so early in the season, given the odd schedule we have? Part of it will be based on who we decide is going to be the last starter, how much of a stranglehold he has on that spot and also matchups from there on out."

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