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Pirates Make Phil Irwin Roster Move Official

Pirates Make Phil Irwin Roster Move Official

Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates planned to send pitcher Phil Irwin back to Indianapolis. Today they made that move official, optioning him back to AAA.

They also announced that they will make a corresponding roster move tomorrow. The Pirates have off today, so they don't have to make a decision on another move until Friday.

Late last night, we posted the possibilities of who they might recall....

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