Erickson, acquired in a 2009 trade with the Yankees, has been released by the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have released seven minor league players this week, Pirates Prospects has learned. The players that have been released are Adenson Chourio, Christian Colonel, Casey Erickson, Pat Irvine, Gerlis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Solano, and Mike Williams. Here is some information on each player:
Adenson Chourio - Had good results in his second and third years in the VSL, along with his first year in the GCL. After that he struggled to hit for average, and his walk rate was inconsistent. He also has no power. Chourio was used as a bench player in low and high-A ball last year.
Christian Colonel - He was signed by the Pirates on March 1st. He's a corner utility player who hits for a...
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