The Pittsburgh Pirates have given Fernando Nieve his unconditional release, according to a team press release. Nieve was just cut from Spring Training yesterday, and assigned to minor league camp. He has a career 4.61 ERA in 185.2 innings in the majors, and is 28 years old. He wouldn’t have made the starting rotation in Indianapolis, and might not have been a candidate for the bullpen, which explains his release. The Pirates originally signed Nieve back in early December.