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Breaking Down the Final Pirates Roster Battles

The Pirates will have a difficult decision to make between Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna, and Phil Gosselin for the final two bench spots. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Breaking Down the Final Pirates Roster Battles

The Pirates will play a two game series against the Blue Jays this weekend in Montreal, wrapping up their Spring Training schedule. They still have a few roster decisions to make before Opening Day, with five more cuts remaining in camp. Some of those cuts are obvious, such as Danny Ortiz or Jackson Williams. Others might depend on outside moves, or tougher decisions between similar ranked players. Here is the breakdown of what to expect this weekend, with the final roster expected after the Pirates leave Montreal.
The Rotation
The final rotation battle is down to Tyler Glasnow and Trevor Williams. They both have starts remaining this weekend, although Neal Huntington said that the decision for the final spot will come down to the body of work, along with the final start. So don't think ...

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