D'Arnaud will move up to Indianapolis in 2011.

Earlier today the Pittsburgh Pirates cut ten players from Major League camp.  Andrew Lambo, Chase D'Arnaud, and Brian Friday were all among the cuts, although because they were non-roster invitees, we didn't initially learn about their assignment.  According to Jenifer Langosch, all three players will go to Indianapolis, starting the season in AAA.

That assignment is somewhat of a surprise for Lambo and D'Arnaud.  Lambo came to the Pirates in the July 31st trade for Octavio Dotel.  Prior to the trade, he had a .271/.325/.420 line in 181 at-bats with the Dodgers' AA affiliate in 2010, with his season shortened due to a 50-game drug suspension.  His numbers in Altoona don't show it, but he actually improved his power after the trade.  ...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.