The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from minor league camp. The players are as follows:
Cliff Archibald - He made 19 appearances with State College last year, with a 4.11 ERA, although he struggled with his control, putting up a 5.0 BB/9 ratio. Archibald pitched out of the bullpen, and the right-hander was sitting 87-91 MPH most of the year. He was a 36th round draft pick in 2010.
Brad Chalk - Chalk was taken in the Triple-A phase of the 2010 Rule 5 draft. He spent the 2011 season in Altoona, getting 266 at-bats with a .244 average. He's a speedy player with good defense at the corner outfield spots, although he lacks power and a good hitting ability.
Tyler Cox - Cox is a left-hander, taken in the 35th round of the 2008 draft. He spent most of the last two years in Bradenton, putting up a 2.60 ERA in 27.2 innings in relief last year. He has a fastball that has touched the low-90s in the past, and a slider that he was deve...
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