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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL

The Pirates have released Eric Avila.

Catching up on all of the minor league transactions from the last few days.

**Jerry Sands and Matt Curry are both on rehab assignments with the GCL Pirates.

**Eric Avila has been released by the Pirates. The third baseman was hitting for a .234/.259/.414 line in 111 at-bats this year. He was doing well in the month of June, with a .339/.383/.554 line in 56 at-bats. However, he was mostly crushing lefties, with a .548 OPS against right-handers on the year. He also had bad defense at third base. Being a lefty platoon option in Triple-A is one thing, but it's totally different if you're doing it in A-ball.

**Alen Hanson and Zack Von Rosenberg have been placed on the Bradenton DL. Hanson had a minor leg injury earlier in the week, and it will o...

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