The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first cuts of Spring Training. So far they have cut four players today, with those players being Hunter Strickland, Vic Black, Matt Hague, and Clint Robinson. That could be all for now, but no word on that yet. I'll update this when more information becomes available.
UPDATE 8:00 AM: Add Duke Welker and Stolmy Pimentel to the list of cuts. Nothing has been officially announced yet. There could be a few more, but the clubhouse is closed right now for a meeting.
UPDATE 8:04 AM: Erik Cordier also appears to have been cut. Also Lucas May.
UPDATE 8:53 AM: The Spring Training tracker has been updated. Bookmark that link to keep track of the players in camp throughout Spring Training.
UPDATE 9:39 AM: The Pirates have officially announced the moves. Also added to the above list of players are Jameson Taillon, Darren Ford, Anderson Hernandez, and Jerry Sands. Lucas May has NOT been cut, to correct the earlier report.
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