BRADENTON, Fla. -- Prior to the club's 1:05 start against the Boston Red Sox at McKechnie Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned four players to minor league camp.
Those players include: outfielder Brandon Boggs, right-hander Daniel Cabrera, infielder Jeff Clement, and right-hander Tim Wood.
Boggs went 2-for-20 this spring (.100 avg) with eight strikeouts. The 29-year-old outfielder appeared in 16 games with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011, where he hit for a .158 clip. He also played in 94 games with Triple-A Nashville where he finished with a .241 average.
Cabrera battled right forearm tightness this spring, which limited his chance to make the Pirates bullpen. The 30-year-old righty missed the 2011 season with Tommy John surgery. In one Grapefruit League appearance this spring, Cabrera allowed a hit and a walk over a scoreless frame.
“He hasn’t pitched in a year,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said last week on Cabrera's chance for a spot in the 'pen. “You got to be optim...