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Pittsburgh Pirates Pay Visit to Morgantown Church

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were in Morgantown early on Wednesday.

Players and coaches paid a visit to the Community Kitchen at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgantown, serving food and greeting fans in the area.

On hand were starting pitcher Jeff Locke, first baseman Gaby Sanchez and relief pitcher Justin Wilson.

It's all part of the Pirates Caravan and Charities, which travels around and gives back to surrounding communities.

Players said it's an honor to meet fans from across the region.

"I think it shows the organization and it shows other teams around Major League Baseball that we're committed to the community and that we take our time, especially now in the off season. We get out there and kind of meet and greet, and put some smiles on peoples faces," Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke said.

"It shows that the Pirates, and the organization -- has really -- to go out and to be with the community and be a part of the community. It's not just baseball. There's other things that are bigger than it. I think the Pirates do a great job of just going around and basically just helping people out," Pittsburgh first baseman Gaby Sanchez said.