PITTSBURGH – Cole Figueroa had the following tweet of his locker set up at PNC Park, which obviously means he has made the team, winning the final bench spot. The move hasn’t been officially announced, with the Pirates finalizing everything tomorrow.
I am truly grateful for this game that I get to call my occupation! Go Bucs! Opening Day 2016! pic.twitter.com/k0t6aIzm2P
— Cole Figueroa (@Cole_Figueroa) April 3, 2016
Rob Biertempfel reported earlier today that he was hearing Figueroa had won the final spot. What this means is that Jason Rogers will have to be optioned to Triple-A, and Pedro Florimon will have to be designated for assignment. Along with Florimon, the Pirates will have to clear two more 40-man roster spots for Matt Joyce and Cory Luebke. They will finalize their roster tomorrow morning, with a noon deadline.