Minor League games started yesterday for the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving a first look at the potential rosters for the start of the 2014 season. At this point in Spring Training, the rosters are far from set. Some guys know their assignments, while other guys are up in the air. In the upper levels, a lot can change based on the cuts that take place in Major League camp. The lower levels are a bit more concrete at this stage. Guys will get pushed down from Indianapolis to Altoona, but generally guys don't get pushed back to A-ball to block someone on the way up.
Here is a very early look at the rosters for the full season teams. Expect a lot of this to change, especially with the top two levels. I put notes at the bottom of each section with expected changes.
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