The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted eight players from the Altoona Curve after their season ended on Sunday. Indianapolis still has ten games left, so they got a boatload of prospects for the final stretch. There had to be room made for those eight players, so the Pirates had to make some roster decisions. Both John Nogowski and Ka’ai Tom were released on Monday. They also reassigned Luis Hernandez to the FCL, and Ethan Paul has been added to the development list. They didn’t have a full 28-man roster prior to today, so they didn’t need to make a total of eight moves, but there still could be two more on the way, or the starting pitchers could be added when it’s their turn to pitch because the roster now sits at 30 players. The Pirates could also have taxi squad players in Cincinnati, who wouldn’t count against the 28-man active roster.
The list of new players (see link above for details) is:
Oneil Cruz, Roansy Contreras, Cal Mitchell, Rodolfo Castro, Mason Martin, Canaan Smith-Njigba, Yerry De Los Santos and Osvaldo Bido.