The Pittsburgh Pirates announced some non-roster invites on Monday morning. We gave a list of players invited during the winter mini-camp two weeks ago, but some have been added, including a new free agent signing.
Among the players not on our list, infielders Pablo Reyes and Cole Tucker, outfielders Jason Martin and Bryan Reynolds, pitchers Brett McKinney, Tyler Jones and Damien Magnifico and catcher Ryan Lavarnway, who is a new signing. Reynolds and Martin were the only two players traded for last week who weren't on the 40-man roster. The other four in those trades get automatic invites due to their roster status. Magnifico was selected in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft.
There still could be more added before Spring Training begins. The one absence from our list to ...
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