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Pirates Cut Five From Big League Camp

Pirates Cut Five From Big League Camp

The Pirates cut Starling Marte from major league camp.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates cut five more players from big league camp on Sunday morning before heading to Fort Myers to face the Minnesota Twins.

Pitchers Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and outfielders Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte were all optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

"We talk a lot about we need to make decisions with our heads," Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said. "We hope our fans make decisions with their hearts. We try to give them players that they can grab a hold of, and fall in love with. We as front office, and we as coaching staff, need to make decisions with our heads. Where do we put people in positions to be successful."

McPherson, 24, made one Grapefruit League appearance this spring where he allowed one hit over one scoreless inning. McPherson, who posted a 3.02 ERA over 16 starts with Double-A Altoona in 2010, was named the Pirates Minor League Pitcher...

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