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Pirates Send Wilson, Pribanic, and Leach to the AFL

Pirates Send Wilson, Pribanic, and Leach to the AFL

Wilson will play in the Arizona Fall League this off-season.

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send pitchers Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach to the Arizona Fall League this off-season, joining position players Andrew Lambo, Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, and Josh Harrison.  When the position players were announced, we had heard that there would be three more pitchers who would be sent.

The assignments are somewhat strange, not so much because of the players, but because two of the players are from A-ball.  The Arizona Fall League rules say that each team can send one player from below AA.  The Pirates already had Tony Sanchez going, so obviously they were granted an exception to send more than one player, which explains the delay in announcing th...

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