Infielder Vinny Capra
When it comes to making room on the 40-man roster one of the easiest decisions that Ben Cherington will be able to make is designating infielder Vinny Capra for assignment. To be honest, if you forgot that Capra is even on the 40-man roster of the Pirates that's perfectly understandable.
Capra had 21 plate appearances with the Pirates this season. In these 21 PAs he struggled, hitting for a .167/.250/.222 slash line. Capra struck out 5 times, walked just twice, and hit a double as his lone extra base hit.
During the 2022 season Capra had 7 PAs with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 1-for-5 with a pair of walks and a strikeout. This was Capra's only other MLB experience before his various stints with the Pirates in 2023.
Capra does not bring much to the organization. He is a poor hitting utiltiy infielder, players like that are truly a dime a dozen in baseball. Capra may be one of the first players to be taken off the Pirates 40-man roster this offseason.