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Upcoming Pirates Minor League Free Agents

Upcoming Pirates Minor League Free Agents

The following Pittsburgh Pirates players will be eligible for minor league free agency during the 2010/2011 off-season:

Brian Bass
Doug Bernier
Rodolfo Cardona*
Yung Chi Chen*
Dana Eveland
Hector Gimenez
Corey Hamman
Derek Hankins
Mitch Jones
Erik Kratz
Jean Machi
Kevin Melillo
Dustin Molleken
Brian Myrow
Greg Picart
Jeremy Powell
Milver Reyes
James Skelton*
Jonathan Van Every
Tyler Yates

* = Player will be first time eligible for minor league free agency

There aren't really any players on this list who project as anything more than future bench or bullpen players, and most are just minor league depth.  Some of the notable names:

Erik Kratz - He was eligible for minor league free agency last year, and re-signed with the Pirates in September, which is very early.  Kratz seems to be highly regarded by the Pirates, as he spent time on the 40-man roster and in the majors this year.  I could see him sticking around for another season.

Dana Eveland - Eveland...

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