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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2011 GCL Pirates Preview: Position Players

The GCL Pirates began their season on Monday.  Below is a look at the position players who will start the year on the 2011 GCL roster.  Also, be sure to check out our preview of the pitchers. Catcher Joey Schoenfeld returns to the Gulf Coast League, after spending parts of the last two seasons at the level.  Schoenfeld was a 10th round pick in the 2009 draft, and signed late, only getting 14 at-bats at the level.  Last year he...

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