Pirates Release NLDS Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released their NLDS roster, which can be seen below.

Pitchers (11)

A.J. Burnett – Starter

Gerrit Cole – Starter

Francisco Liriano – Starter

Charlie Morton – Starter

Jason Grilli

Mark Melancon

Justin Wilson

Tony Watson

Jeanmar Gomez

Vin Mazzaro

Bryan Morris

Catchers (2)

Russell Martin

John Buck

Infielders (8)

Justin Morneau

Garrett Jones

Gaby Sanchez

Neil Walker

Josh Harrison

Jordy Mercer

Clint Barmes

Pedro Alvarez

Outfielders (4)

Starling Marte

Andrew McCutchen

Marlon Byrd

Jose Tabata

The only change between this roster and the Wild Card roster is that Tony Sanchez and Travis Snider have been removed, and A.J. Burnett and Charlie Morton have been added. The only questionable move is picking John Buck as the backup over Tony Sanchez. Buck is a veteran, but Sanchez is better offensively, defensively, and works better with the rotation. However, I assume Russell Martin will be starting every game, so the impact here is minimal.

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