The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big round of cuts today, sending the following players to the minors.
LaFromboise was optioned to Indianapolis, while everyone else was reassigned to minor league camp. There were no surprises, as all of these cuts were sending out guys who had no shot at the big league roster. The one guy who might have had a shot was Tabata, but even in his case it seemed very unlikely that he would win the final roster spot.
There are now 35 active players in camp, which includes three non-roster invitees. The number does not include Brandon Cumpton, who will start on the 60-day DL. The Pirates only have three spots remaining, with two bullpen spots and the final bench position up for grabs.
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