Chris ArcherSP | Pirates

Chris Archer (hernia surgery) said Monday that he's already thrown four bullpen sessions without issue.February 11, 2019 | 11:52 AM

"We're not going to rush into anything, but by the first week of the season, I'll be ready to throw over 100 pitches. That's the goal," said Archer, who required surgery in November for a bilateral hernia. The 30-year-old was up-and-down after being traded from the Rays to the Pirates last summer, posting a 4.30 ERA and 60/18/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings over 10 starts, but there's room for optimism with a full season in the National League.

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