Alvarez is set to return after the All-Star break.
Earlier today I posted a rundown of the injured players on the Pittsburgh Pirates' 40-man roster, noting the estimated returns. Several players are expected to return shortly after the All-Star break, such as Pedro Alvarez, Joe Beimel, Ronny Cedeno, and Jose Tabata. While typing up the article, I was thinking about the tough decisions that the Pirates will face to make room for these four players. David Todd of Extra Innings beat me to it, with his excellent look at the July roster crunch. David takes a good approach, and all of his moves make sense. However, these moves really come down to preference, so allow me to take a stab at it.
The best place to start is the bullpen, since there's only one immediate move to...
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