Comments on: Minor Moves: Pirates Release Avila and Herrand; Hanson to the DL http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-release-avila-and-herrand-hanson-to-the-dl.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:58:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-release-avila-and-herrand-hanson-to-the-dl.html#comment-30584 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:04:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59498#comment-30584 This kind of stuff happens every year. It’s a normal thing for guys to get released around the same time that draft picks are coming in. You can only have so many players on a roster.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/minor-moves-pirates-release-avila-and-herrand-hanson-to-the-dl.html#comment-30583 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59498#comment-30583 This is really good news. In the past the Pirates had to fill out their minor league rosters with players with no chance of becoming major league players. Now there is real competition, even at the lower levels.

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