Phil Irwin was a 21st round pick in 2009, and didn't require a huge bonus to sign. Photo by: David Hague

Pirates Make Eight Roster Cuts, Including Irwin, McGuiness and Morel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made eight roster cuts this morning, with Opening Day just ten days away. Starter Phil Irwin, first baseman Chris McGuiness and third baseman Brent Morel were optioned to Indianapolis. They have also reassigned infielder Chase d’Arnaud and relief pitchers Cody Eppley, Jake Brigham, Josh Kinney and Yao-Hsun Yang.

Neal Huntington talked about some of the moves with the media after the moves were announced. The Pirates now have 42 players remaining in camp.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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  • Patrick Kelly

    Have they mentioned anything about d’Arnaud’s eye? Watching the thing swell up like it did right away made me think broken orbital. I hope that isn’t the case.

    • Leefoo Rug Bug

      Did Chase get hurt again?

      If it wasn’t for bad luck……

  • Leefoo Rug Bug

    No shockers..

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