Pirates make seven more cuts

The Pittsburgh Pirates made seven more cuts this morning, highlighted by Brad Lincoln being assigned to AAA.  As I reported yesterday, Tony Sanchez was also in this batch of cuts.  Donald Veal, Bryan Morris, Virgil Vasquez, Jeff Sues, and Justin Thomas round out the list.  The assignments are as follows:

-Lincoln and Veal to AAA (both will join the AAA rotation)
-Sanchez and Morris to minor league camp (both will start the season in high-A Bradenton)
-Vasquez, Sues, and Thomas to minor league camp (all three will compete for spots on the AAA roster)

The Spring Training tracker is updated with this recent wave of cuts.  There are now 53 players remaining in camp, with my estimates showing 35 players competing for seven open spots on the 25-man roster.  You can see my projections of the 25-man roster on the 25-man roster projection page.

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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