The following Pittsburgh Pirates players will be eligible for minor league free agency during the 2011/2012 off-season:

Anthony Claggett*
Jose Ascanio
Dusty Brown
Jeff Clement
Nelson Figueroa
Sean Gallagher
Aaron Heilman
Steven Jackson
Andy Marte
Dan Meyer
Garrett Olson
Greg Picart
Travis Scott
Justin Thomas
Wyatt Toregas
Donald Veal
Corey Wimberly
Tyler Yates

* = Player will be first time eligible for minor league free agency

Some of the notable names:

Jose Ascanio - He was outrighted off the 40-man roster, then proceeded to Indianapolis, where he finished the year as a starter, putting up a 2.40 ERA in 15 innings over three starts, along with a 14:5 K/BB ratio.  Ascanio previously got his fastball up to 96 MPH in relief, but has spent most of the year coming ...

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