Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Players Left Off Roster Fans Will See

Mar 13, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. (69) celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the New York Yankees during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. (69) celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the New York Yankees during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /
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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 23: Manager Derek Shelton #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on prior to the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates during a spring training game at LECOM Park on March 23, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, FLORIDA – MARCH 23: Manager Derek Shelton #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on prior to the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates during a spring training game at LECOM Park on March 23, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

As the Pittsburgh Pirates work toward finalizing their Opening Day roster, these three players are ones who did not make the roster that fans should expect to see this season

Thursday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to the Windy City to kick off their 2021 season. At 2:20 PM EST Kyle Hendricks will fire the first pitch of his season to Adam Frazier, and with that the 2021 MLB season will be underway for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs.

As the Pirates work to trim their active roster down to 26 players prior to Thursday afternoon’s opener at Wrigley Field more roster decisions are coming. Thus far, Ben Cherington, Derek Shelton and the rest of the Pirate brass have already made plenty of roster decisions this spring.

Among the players who have already been optioned to Triple-A or reassigned to the minors, there are plenty that fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates will still see with the Major League club this season. While some of these, such as highly touted pitching prospects Miguel Yajure and Cody Bolton, are obvious, others are not. Today, we will discuss three such players by taking a look at three under-the-radar players that will not start the season with the Pirates, but fans are likely to see with the team at some point this season.

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