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Pirates Notebook: Wilson to Move Back into Rotation

Pirates Notebook: Wilson to Move Back into Rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After deciding to cut pitcher Justin Wilson from big league spring training camp on Sunday, the Pirates optioned the hard throwing lefty to Triple-A Indianapolis, where he will  start the 2012 season back in the starting rotation.

"Justin is going to go down to Triple-A, and he’ll be in that rotation down there because the key to his future success is fastball command," Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said. "We still believe he can be a Major League starter. We still believe he can be a very effective starter. He might be one of those guys that breaks into the Major Leagues as a reliever, but the most important thing we can get from him is fastball command, some delivery adjustments, some refinement."

"As he goes forward, the best way to do that is for him...

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