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Notes: Pirates change several game times

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A few notes:

  • The Bucs changed several 2015 game times, most of them to accommodate national TV broadcasts, and they're rescheduling two fireworks nights as a result. This is, obviously, a nice problem for the Pirates to have.
  • The Pirates released 2014 17th-round pick Michael Clemens, who got suspended in August for testing positive for HGH. Clemens, who turned 21 in July, was one of the few players at Bristol who didn't struggle, striking out 20 batters and walking five in 18 innings of relief. Given that he was a college player in rookie ball, though, that doesn't necessarily mean much.
  • After trading Yovani Gallardo, the Brewers are evidently looking for more pitching, although it sounds like they're mostly focused on their bullpen and won't add a top-end starter.
  • The Nationals signed old friend Evan Meek to a minor-league deal. Meek is now 31, believe it or not. He struggled through 23.1 innings with the Orioles in 2015.