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Minor Moves: Pirates Release Three More Minor Leaguers

Minor Moves: Pirates Release Three More Minor Leaguers

Chris Lashmet has been released by the Pirates.

I posted some of the minor league moves earlier this morning, but there have been more moves and a few more players released in the lower levels of the system this afternoon. Here are the latest moves:

**Chris Lashmet was released. Lashmet had a .198/.295/.274 line in 106 at-bats this year for the Marauders. He's a big guy at 6' 4", 230 pounds, but never used that size to hit for power, with a career .307 slugging percentage.

**D.J. Crumlich and Ashley Ponce were promoted from West Virginia to Bradenton. They will replace the recently released Lashmet and Eric Avila. Crumlich had a .253/.383/.305 line in 174 at-bats in West Virginia this year. Ponce had a .244/.322/.354 line in 127 at-bats in West Virginia. Both are organizational infielders in A-ball.

**Chris Diaz was activated from the West Virginia disabled list. Diaz was recently rehabbing in the GCL, and went 6-for-25.

**Jimmy Rider was promoted from Jamestown to West ...

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