The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s transactions page. The three players who were released were Dan Grovatt, Lance Breedlove, and Dylan Child. The transactions report also has three signings, which were reported on Friday.
Grovatt was drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. He had a strong arm in the outfield, but had a questionable bat. He put up decent numbers in West Virginia, but struggled in Bradenton in 2012. By the middle of the 2013 season he wasn’t on any roster in the system.
Breedlove has been an organizational pitcher, taken in the 23rd round of the 2012 draft. He pitched in Jamestown and West Virginia this year, spending most of his time in West Virginia with a 5.97 ERA in 34.2 innings.
Child was an organizational catcher in the lower levels, signed out of Australia. He didn’t play at all in 2013 after spending the previous three years in the GCL, getting 141 total at-bats.