Pirates cut three more, including Walker

The Pirates made three more cuts today, sending third baseman Neil Walker, and pitchers Brian Slocum and David Davidson to minor league camp. Walker will report to AAA, where he hit for a .242/.278/.414 line last season with a 31.56 AB/HR ratio. The Spring Training tracker has been updated, and there are 40 players remaining in camp.

Once again, no surprises, as LaRoche was expected to be given the first shot at the starting third base job, while Davidson and Slocum didn’t figure to make it in to the major league bullpen mix.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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