Pirates Minor League Free Agents and Why Brandon Cumpton Isn’t Eligible

Brandon Cumpton has one more year until he's eligible for minor league free agency. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Minor League Free Agents and Why Brandon Cumpton Isn’t Eligible

Baseball America released the list of minor league free agents yesterday, and there were ten Pittsburgh Pirates players on the list. Here is the breakdown of those players.

RHP: Juan Diaz (R), Jason Erickson (Lo A), Justin Masterson (AAA), Jhondaniel Medina (AAA), Drew Rossi (R)
LHP: Jim Fuller (AAA), Kelvin Marte (AAA), Rinku Singh (Hi A)
OF: Stetson Allie (AA), Danny Ortiz (AAA)

There aren't really any notable losses. Most of these guys were signed to minor league deals last season. The guys who came up through the system (Medina, Allie, Singh) had seen their careers stall in the upper levels, or due to numerous injuries in the case of Singh (although he was unlikely to make it far beyond A-ball).

There are two players who were expected to be on the list, but who didn't show u...

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