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Neal Huntington Discusses NRIs, Jung Ho Kang, Gerrit Cole, Austin Meadows, and More

Neal Huntington Discusses NRIs, Jung Ho Kang, Gerrit Cole, Austin Meadows, and More

BRADENTON, Fla. - Neal Huntington spoke with the media on Monday, for the first day of Pirates mini-camp, discussing a variety of topics. I've saved a lot of the quotes for expanded individual articles, including one tonight for First Pitch on the players returning from Tommy John surgery, and one for tomorrow on Josh Bell. Here were the notes on all of the other topics covered.

**The non-roster invitee list was released on Monday, with a lot of internal options. Huntington discussed those moves, noting the change in their approach from previous years when they didn't have as many internal NRIs:

"It's a byproduct of a couple of things," Huntington said. "One, a fairly stable major league roster, and two, a productive scouting system and development system. We've got a lot of guys tha...

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