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Kevin Newman and Kevin Kramer are Among Non-Roster Spring Training Invites for Pirates

Kevin Newman and Kevin Kramer have both been invited to Major League Spring Training. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Kevin Newman and Kevin Kramer are Among Non-Roster Spring Training Invites for Pirates
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates haven't announced their list of non-roster invites to Spring Training yet because the list is still incomplete, but Pirates Prospects has learned the names of those players who have already received invitations.

Kevin Newman, Kevin Kramer, Tyler Eppler, Yeudy Garcia, Alex McRae, Erich Weiss, Eric Wood, Casey Sadler, Christian Kelley, Montana DuRapau, John Stilson and Bo Schultz have all been confirmed as receiving invites to Spring Training. Newman, Eppler, Weiss, Wood, Sadler and Kelley were all invites last year.

Minor league free agent signings Todd Cunningham and Richard Rodriguez were announced as receiving invites last month, giving you 14 names in addition to the 40 players on the 40-man roster who receive automatic invites. The Pirates still haven't ann...

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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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