Pittsburgh Pirates: Two Players Likely in DFA Limbo

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The Pittsburgh Pirates need to keep cutting deadweight off the roster and these two players could potentially be in limbo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have slowly but surely been trimming some of the fat off the roster. Duane Underwood Jr. was one of the more notable DFAs of the season, as the Pirates let him go in order to make room for Vince Velasquez’s short-lived return (whose roster spot was subsequently taken by Cody Bolton). He follows the likes of Chase De Jong and Miguel Andújar as some other notable players who have been desiganted for assignment this season.

While there’s no such thing as a perfect roster, the Bucs likely won’t be done cutting guys from the big league roster. They’ve seemed to be more aggressive about getting rid of poor players than in previous seasons. If this was 2021 or 2022, for example, although he wasn’t DFA’d, Mark Mathias would likely still be on the active Major League roster. So with that, who are some prime DFA candidates?