Comments on: Spots Opening Up In The Bullpen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/03/spots-opening-up-in-the-bullpen.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 21:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/03/spots-opening-up-in-the-bullpen.html#comment-6355 Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=8608#comment-6355 One thing to add is that for someone like Crotta, who is already on the 40 man roster, if he makes the team for McDonald, he would probably be sent down just as the Indy season was getting started so it would sort of be like an extended major league spring training for him. McDonald will only pitch B games they said so his DL stint can be backdated to the 22nd which would make him eligible to come back the 6th, the day before Indy opens their season. From the sounds of things he may only miss out start which would put his first game as April 10th

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/03/spots-opening-up-in-the-bullpen.html#comment-6354 Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=8608#comment-6354 So if Beimel is not going to make the opening day roster will he exercise his opt out clause? Or have the Pirates reached some sort of agreement with him that he will be on the roster when healthy.

I assumed he was going to be added to the 40 man roster and then put on the DL. This way he couldn’t opt out.

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