The Pirates organization have had the beginning conversations of the players they are considering on bringing up for September callups. Although this year, Pittsburgh has to also have conversations on a possible playoff roster as well.
If the Pirates stay in contention -- they are currently 6.0 games back in the National League Central Division and have a 0.5 game lead for the second Wild Card spot -- they will have to set their 25-man playoff roster by the last day of August on the 31st. They also have the opportunity to bring up some prospects from Triple-A the next day on September 1st. The experience for the young players is not only valuable, but helps them get their feet wet for the first time in their professional career. It also allows Pittsburgh to recall some other players th...
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