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First Pitch: The Pirates’ Roster is Taking Shape

First Pitch: The Pirates’ Roster is Taking Shape

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates cut eight players from Major League camp. There are still 42 players remaining in camp, with Chris Stewart expected to start the year on the disabled list. That means the Pirates still have 16 players to cut, and a little over a week to make those decisions. However, there's not much mystery surrounding the remaining cuts. Here is a quick rundown of the positions and the remaining players in camp.
Catcher
Starter - Russell Martin

Bench - Tony Sanchez

Expected Cuts - Nevin Ashley, Omir Santos

Notes - Neal Huntington said today that the Pirates won't trade for a catcher with Chris Stewart expected to miss only a few weeks. Huntington said that Russell Martin and Tony Sanchez will start the year on the active roster. Chris Stewart is expected to start the year on the disabled list.
First Base
Starter - Andrew Lambo/Gaby Sanchez

Expected Cuts - Travis Ishikawa

Notes - I don't know if Andrew Lambo has the job locked down, but his case was stre...

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