Earlier today the Pittsburgh Pirates released their Wild Card roster. There weren't too many surprises. When asked if he considered Francisco Liriano in a relief role, Clint Hurdle simply said "No." He also discussed a few of the moves that rounded out the roster.
The Roles For Vance Worley and Jeff Locke
Last year the Pirates went with Francisco Liriano as their starter, although they had Gerrit Cole on the Wild Card roster in the event that something went wrong early with Liriano. This year they have two additional starters joining Edinson Volquez, with Vance Worley and Jeff Locke on the roster. Hurdle said that he wanted a volume guy, in the event that Volquez gets injured early, or if the game goes to 13 innings like last night's Royals/Athletics game. This led to the decision of tho...
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