The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight minor league players recently. On Monday, Brandon Bingel was released, which we mentioned last night. Seven more players have been released since then. Here's a quick recap on all of them.
Justin Maffei was a 25th round pick in 2013, who made it as high as Triple-A. Over the last two seasons, he has been used in a limited role, mostly playing where the Pirates need him. In five seasons, he had a .701 OPS in 321 games.
Yoandy Fernandez is probably the most surprising name here. The Cuban-born pitcher played for Morgantown this season, where he had a 2.95 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 36.2 innings. He was pitching in Mexico this winter, but hasn't played in a couple of weeks. While he was older (29 years old), the Pirates controlled his rights for ...
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