BRADENTON, Fla. - Barrett Barnes and Jin-De Jhang were both cut from big league camp in the last week, but not before suffering injuries. Barnes left his final game with a hamstring issue, and was cut the next day.
There isn't an estimate on when he could return, but the Pirates could give Barnes plenty of time to get back, due to his lengthy history of hamstring injuries. I talked with Pirates' Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway, who said that Barnes has a hamstring strain, and they are seeing how it progresses.
As for Jhang, he pulled an oblique in big league camp. He didn't play in a game since March 1st, and there's not an estimate on when he will return. It would be unlikely that he could start the season in Altoona, although that is where he will end up when he ...
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