Pirates Release 6 Minor Leaguers

As per the Baseball America Minor League Transactions page, the Pirates have released the following 6 minor leaguers: RHP Brandon Holden, RHP Brent Klinger, C Joey Schoenfeld, 1B Billy Nowlin, OF Ping-Hung Chi, OF Daan Cornelissen Brandon Holden was a 13th round draft pick out of high school in the 2006 draft.  He was plagued by injuries throughout his career, but the Pirates saw enough potential to keep him around this long.  He had...

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Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats in the Eastern League.  This year he returned to low-A, where he had a .243/.324/.388 line in 152 at-bats, before being released by the...

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