The Pittsburgh Pirates have reassigned catcher Nevin Ashley and right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson to minor league camp. That now leaves the active roster at 28 players. McPherson is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will begin the year on the disabled list, while Ashley should see regular playing time at Indianapolis until Chris Stewart returns to the Pirates, which would push Tony Sanchez into the AAA starting role. Ashley played 12 games this Spring, going 2-for-13 at the plate.

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  1. I keep forgetting about McPherson, but I really liked him coming into last season. Assuming he comes through his TJ surgery all right — and these days everyone seems to — he’s another guy who could push his way back into the picture by the second half of the season.

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