Kim, Wright, Kuwata out as Pirates' roster nearly set
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP)
The Pirates have all but firmed up their season-opening roster by making
a series of moves that included releasing Byung-Hyun Kim, right-handers
Jaret Wright and Hector Carrasco and left-hander Juan Perez. Wright is a
former Indians and Braves starter who failed to win a bullpen job. He is
deciding whether to accept an assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis.
In other moves, infielder Josh Wilson was designated for
assignment and infielder Jorge Valendia was reassigned to the minor
league camp. Also, right-hander Tyler Yates was acquired from
Atlanta for Double-A pitcher Todd Redmond to be a setup man in the
Doug Mientkiewicz was told he would be on the opening day roster
- a move that was expected all spring. The utility player has
worked this spring on playing the outfield.