The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned relief pitcher Chris Leroux to AAA, according to the team Twitter feed. That rounds out the bullpen with Michael Crotta and Garrett Olson making the team, joining Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, Jose Veras, and Jeff Karstens.
The Spring Training tracker has been updated. All 25 spots have been decided on, for the most part, although Jason Jaramillo is in camp, and could make the roster if Chris Snyder has to start on the season on the disabled list.
Scott Olsen, Jose Ascanio, and Brad Lincoln are also still in camp, and all three could be candidates to start on the disabled list. Olsen definitely will start the season on the disabled list. Lincoln might have to start off there, and Ascanio is a candid...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.
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.