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Pirates Option A.J. Schugel to Indianapolis

A.J. Schugel has been optioned to Indianapolis. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Option A.J. Schugel to Indianapolis
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday morning that they have optioned reliever A.J. Schugel to Indianapolis. That move leaves the active Spring Training roster at 30, with Opening Day now three days away.

Schugel pitched well for the Pirates as a rookie in 2016, posting a 3.63 ERA, with a 1.04 WHIP, 46 strikeouts and a .216 BAA in 52 innings over 36 appearances. He struggled a little in Spring Training over ten appearances, with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP in 9.2 outings. The 27-year-old righty should be one of the first pitchers up if the bullpen needs help in Pittsburgh. Of the current group slated for the Indianapolis bullpen, he is the only one with recent Major League success.

Here are the current 30 players left in camp:

Pitchers
Gerrit Cole
Jameson Taillon
Ivan Nova
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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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