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Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released

Minor Moves: Ryan Beckman to Altoona, Brandon Mann Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a bunch of minor moves in the farm system, with the biggest one occurring today when they released pitcher Brandon Mann and assigned reliever Ryan Beckman to the Altoona Curve.

Mann was a free agent signing over the off-season. He had pitched well, but he is already 30 years old and pitching in AA, so he was mostly just being used as an innings eater. In 14 appearances, he had a 2.91 ERA over 34 innings, with 34 strikeouts.

Beckman hasn't pitched since May 10th and he was having a tough time with Altoona before being transferred to the Jamestown roster. In 13 appearances, he has a 5.27 ERA in 13.2 innings, with 14 hits, five walks and five strikeouts. His 1.83 GO/AO ratio is impressive and something that he has excelled at during his career.

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