Morris has looked great this Spring, with a new two-seam fastball, and a four-seam fastball that has been working in the mid-90s and hitting 97. Last year he relied heavily on his cutter. This year he's expected to work off of his fastballs more, with the cutter being an out pitch.
This move means the Pirates now have three relievers -- Stolmy Pimentel, Jeanmar Gomez, and Vin Mazzaro -- competing for two spots. Clint Hurdle said yesterday that the team knew who the final cuts would be, and it's all about everyone staying healthy from this point forward. My guess on the final cut would be Mazzaro. The Pirates could trade him in t...
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