Country music legend Garth Brooks is in Bradenton, Florida and it’s not for music.
Garth is joining the Pittsburgh Pirates– for spring training
Brooks reported to training camp Monday in Bradenton, Florida, and will work out from Thursday through Feb. 21, Pittsburgh Sports reported.
In the past, Brooks has taken part in training camps with the Padres and Mets, according to DK Pittsburgh Sports’ John Perrotto.
Brooks went 1-for-22 with San Diego in 1998 and 1999, and 0-for-17 with four walks in 2002, according to MLB.com. He also had a stint with the Kansas City Royals in 2004 and had two hits.
So it was Garth Brooks who reached out to the Pirates, his childhood favorite team because of Roberto Clemente. This trial is part of Garth’s 20th-year charity initiative for children. I just asked him to expound on Clemente: #DKPS #Pirates pic.twitter.com/eDJzLU1qQt— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) February 11, 2019
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