Country music legend Garth Brooks will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Brooks, 57, has previously been in the camps of the San Diego Padres (1999), New York Mets (2000) and Kansas City Royals (2004).
"As a celebrity, they haven't cut me yet, so we'll see," Brooks said with a laugh after taking ground balls at third base and fly balls in the outfield. "You've got to use your advantages, you know. Before you could crowd the plate all you want because nobody wanted to hit you. You haven't got speed. You haven't got fielding. You haven't got hitting. So, use the other thing you've got."