According to Travis Sawchik, the Pittsburgh Pirates will add Bryan Morris to the 25-man roster.
pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Bryan Morris will make the 25-man roster
— Travis Sawchik (@Travis_Sawchik) March 29, 2014
Morris has looked great this Spring, with a new two-seam fastball, and a four-seam fastball that has been working in the mid-90s and hitting 97. Last year he relied heavily on his cutter. This year he’s expected to work off of his fastballs more, with the cutter being an out pitch.
This move means the Pirates now have three relievers — Stolmy Pimentel, Jeanmar Gomez, and Vin Mazzaro — competing for two spots. Clint Hurdle said yesterday that the team knew who the final cuts would be, and it’s all about everyone staying healthy from this point forward. My guess on the final cut would be Mazzaro. The Pirates could trade him in the next two days, or DFA him, giving them ten days to trade him or put him on waivers. The rosters don’t have to be finalized until 3 PM EST on Sunday.