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Morning Report: A Pair of Players in Their Final Season Before Minor League Free Agency

Danny Arribas has started twice for Bradenton this season. Photo Credit: David Hague
Morning Report: A Pair of Players in Their Final Season Before Minor League Free Agency
John Dreker

We had our first in-season minor league trip to the disabled list yesterday. West Virginia outfielder Victor Fernandez was placed on the 7-day DL and first baseman Carlos Munoz was added to the roster. Fernandez left Sunday's game after running the bases in the eighth inning. No immediate word on his injury, but we will get an update soon (possibly tonight). It's an unfortunate time for him to get hurt because West Virginia doesn't have much of note in their lineup and he's at least a sleeper prospect. His injury, depending on the length of his absence, could give one last chance to a former sleeper prospect.

Carlos Munoz is repeating the level and it's important to note that it's his last season before minor league free agency. The original guess was that the Pirates would start him at...

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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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