Marlon Byrd was brought to Pittsburgh just before the playoff roster deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted their playoff roster to Major League Baseball, and it includes every player on the active roster and disabled lists, and that is important for any team.
"You typically do try to set your roster with the core of 25 that you'd look for in the postseason on August 31," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said recently. "I wouldn't read too much into it, [but] we were aggressive with a couple moves last year to get a couple young pitchers up that we felt were gonna be in a good position for us."
Let's review who those Core of 25 are, plus DL players:
** Represents players likely to remain injured, would be flex spots on the playoff roster. ...
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