Going into today, there were 28 players who were still with the Pirates and one of those players, Juan Cruz, was not on the 40-man roster. Just about everything played out the way we all though, but there were some surprises on the moves made. A.J. Burnett and Charlie Morton were both placed on the
LHP Daniel Moskos has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 3, 2012 Daniel Moskos put together a solid spring, but Tony Watson will be given the spot as the lone left-hander in the bullpen this year. Moskos had a 1.00 ERA over nine innings with nine strikeouts and five walks.
Last night I wrote that I believed Jake Fox should make the club out of Spring Training. Apparently, the Pirates did not agree with me as he was assigned to minor league camp today along with Nick Evans, Eric Fryer, and Ryota Igarashi. The move leaves the Pirates with their two catchers in Rod Barajas
The Pirates cut 1B Jeff Clement, OF Brandon Boggs, P Tim Wood, and P Daniel Cabrera from Major League camp this morning. There really aren’t any surprises out of this bunch. Boggs and Wood were the two out of the four that had an outside chance at making the club (very outside chance). Boggs was
The #Pirates have optioned Gorkys Hernandez, Starling Marte, Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris and Justin Wilson to Triple-A Indianapolis — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) March 18, 2012 The Starling Marte topic has been discussed ad nauseam, so I won’t go into much detail on it, but it does have to be said that the Pirates are definitely
The Pirates optioned Chase d’Arnaud, Jeff Locke, Rudy Owens, and Duke Welker. Robbie Grossman, Tony Sanchez, Anderson Hernandez, Ramon Cabrera, Michael Crotta, and Logan Kensing were all assigned to minor league camp, as well. There really aren’t any surprises here other than d’Arnaud. Based on who is in camp, d’Arnaud was definitely a long shot