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Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers

Pirates Release Four Minor League Pitchers

According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have released four minor league pitchers. Lefty pitcher Marcus Beltrez and right-handers Christian Santiago, Arquimedes Lorenzo and Ramon Rodriguez have all been released recently. All four were in Extended Spring Training.

Lorenzo was said to be raw, but with huge potential when he signed back in 2009, but a PED suspension side-tracked his career and he never fully recovered. He pitched the maximum four years in the Dominican Summer League and was transferred to the States for this Spring.

Christian Santiago got a late start to his career, making his debut when he was twenty-two. He has great size at 6'4", 232 pounds, but in the GCL last year, the results were just average in relief. He was the only player among this group that p...

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