As the 2023 regular season gets closer and closer more and more roster decisions will be made. However, this is also true at the Minor League level.
Every so often the Pittsburgh Pirates release a series of Minor League players. Typically this comes after the Draft, which makes sense being a slew of new prospects are coming into the Organization. However, there are also cuts seen at the beginning of each offseason and toward the end of each offseason.
There is a multitude of reasons as to why teams move on from certain players. Of course, the main being players who just do not develop and become potentially productive players. They also could release players who may be getting old for the level they are at, or simply because there will not be enough at-bats to go around.
Well, according to the Minor League Baseball website transactions the Pittsburgh Pirates have released 10 minor league players. With camp winding down and more prospects being sent to Minor League camp the Organization is trying to streamline as much as possible. Here are the players they released:
If you follow along with the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects, then you may know some of these names. The most recognizable name on the list is Beau Sulser. Sulser was drafted by the Pirates in 2017 and actually made his debut in 2022. He started the year with the Pirates but was designated for assignment and claimed by the Orioles. He was then cut by the Orioles in October and picked back up by the Pirates. He owns a 3.63 ERA in 10 career appearances.