The Pirates could enter the season with Jeff Clement at first base. That's a scary proposition because Clement has never played first in the majors and rarely did in the minors. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, even when assigned to Instructional League in October to get extra work at first, he was limited to off-field rehabilitation because of a strained oblique. "From our brief look at Jeff in August, we need to give him a foundation and get him acclimated over there," director of player development Kyle Stark said.