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Pirates Cut Brandon Boggs, Jeff Clement, Tim Wood, Daniel Cabrera

Dejan Kovacevic tweets that the Pirates have sent first baseman Jeff Clement, outfielder Brandon Boggs, and pitchers Tim Wood and Daniel Cabrera to minor-league camp.

None of these players were expected to seriously compete for major-league jobs, although Boggs got a fair amount of playing time, and I wondered if the Pirates might be considering him for the last outfield spot. I’m happy to see they weren’t, or at least that he didn’t win it.

Of the four players who were cut, the one most likely to join the Pirates later is probably Wood, since he has a fairly good arm and bullpens tend to have a lot of turnover.

The moves leave 39 players left in camp, and about two weeks for the Pirates to cut that number down to the 25 they’ll be taking north to start the season. Jo-Jo Reyes is somehow still with the team, so there’s still work to be done.

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