Infielder Jake Elmore has refused his outright assignment to Indianapolis, electing to become a free agent instead. Elmore was designated for assignment when the Pittsburgh Pirates made the Jung Ho Kang signing official back on January 20th. He cleared waivers on Thursday and the Pirates assigned him to Indianapolis. His role was going to be infield depth, but the Pirates also have Pedro Florimon and Justin Sellers on the 40-man rosters and both could fill that same role. Florimon has no options left, so the Pirates could also lose him if he doesn’t make the Opening Day roster.