The Pittsburgh Pirates released left-handed pitcher Alexander Gutierrez. He spent one year in the Venezuelan Summer League, then transferred to the Dominican Summer League in 2013 when the Pirates dropped their VSL team. Gutierrez was in Extended Spring Training this year and was placed on the Bristol roster, but never actually made an appearance in 2014. The 21-year-old had major control issues during each of his three seasons and that resulted in limited work and poor results. He has good size and kept the ball on the ground, plus he is a lefty, so he was moved to the States this year, but things obviously didn't work out.

A few days ago, 26th round pick Jerrick Suiter signed with the Pirates after his TCU team was eliminated from the College World Series. Suiter has been assigned to ...

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