Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a second affiliate in the Dominican Summer League this year. If you've been following our international signing coverage since July 2nd, you know that the Pirates have been very busy these last nine months signing international amateur free agents. We announced yesterday the signings of the 46th and 47th players since July.
A handful of those 47 players are already in Bradenton for Spring Training, but the Pirates also have 14 players from last year's DSL team who didn't make the jump to the United States last year for the Fall Instructional League. Add in the likelihood of at least 2-3 more players being signed before the June 15th signing deadline, and you have more than enough players for two DSL affiliates.
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