Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates released eight minor league players on Wednesday morning. The Pirates cut 11 players from Major League camp yesterday, so these moves were bound to happen with Pirate City getting crowded.
The list today includes infielder Luis Perez, outfielders Matt Diorio, Ryan Nagle and Victor Fernandez, and pitchers Pasquale Mazzoccoli, Julio Eusebio, Shane Kemp and Miguel Rosario. Of this group, only Rosario made it above A-ball and he ended up back in Bradenton last year after experiencing major control issues.
The only player in this group who signed for a significant amount was Ryan Nagle, who was taken in the 27th round of the 2015 draft and signed for a $160,000 bonus. After struggling during the 2016 season in West Virginia, he fo...
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