The Pittsburgh Pirates made their first three Spring Training cuts on Friday morning by optioning pitchers Dario Agrazal and Luis Escobar, while reassigning catcher Jin-De Jhang to minor league camp. The Spring Training roster now sits at 61 with 20 days before Opening Day. You can view our Spring Training tracker here, which has been updated with today's moves.
Escobar and Agrazal were both added to the 40-man roster this past off-season and weren't competing for big league jobs at this point. Agrazal has been assigned to Altoona, while Escobar was assigned to Bradenton. With starting pitchers going longer in games, both will head over to the minor league side so they can get stretched out for their season. Jhang has been injured all spring, recovering from an elbow injury that happene...
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