After making three cuts from Major League camp on Friday morning, the Pittsburgh Pirates made another two after Friday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Infielder Chris Bostick has been optioned to Indianapolis, while second baseman Erich Weiss has been reassigned to minor league camp. The active Spring Training roster is now at 51 players.
Bostick was acquired right before the end of the 2016 season from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league catcher Taylor Gushue. Bostick wasn't expected to make the Pirates, but he should be a key member for Indianapolis. With a 40-man roster spot, he will be in position to make his Major League debut in 2017 if he can perform as well as he did in Double-A last year. Before being promoted to Triple-A in late June, the 23-year-old Bostick...
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