Calvin Anderson was one of ten players released yesterday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates released ten players from minor league camp yesterday, Pirates Prospects has learned. The players released, and some brief information on each:
Calvin Anderson - The 6' 7", 240 pound first baseman had the build of a defensive lineman, which is fitting because his dad was a defensive lineman for the Steelers. Anderson struggled with his hitting in high-A, and didn't have a defensive position, with the Pirates experimenting with him in the outfield. He hit 13 homers in 225 at-bats in Bradenton last year, but struck out 37% of the time.
Jesus Brito - The Pirates acquired Brito in exchange for Brian Bixler. They converted the third baseman to a relief pitcher last year, due to his strong arm. Brito pitch...
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