The Pirates have made their first three cuts this spring. They optioned right-handers Dario Agrazal and Luis Escobar to Altoona and Bradenton, respectively, and reassigned catcher Jin-De Jhang to minor league camp.
None of these moves are surprising. Agrazal and Escobar are new additions to the 40-man roster. Neither had any significant experience in the upper minors and there was little time available for them in major league exhibitions. Jhang was a non-roster invitee who hasn’t seen any action yet due to a sore elbow that’s been lingering from winter ball.