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Pirates' AJ Schugel: Clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Schugel cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, but he will still receive an invitation to spring training as a non-roster invitee.

Schugel has been designated for assignment three times this offseason, but for now he'll remain a part of the Pirates organization. He'll still get to attend major league spring training, but Friday's move makes it more likely that he'll begin the year in the minors.

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Pirates' AJ Schugel: Designated for assignment by Pirates on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

A.J. Schugel was designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Adam Berry of reports.

Schugel was the casualty for another 40-man roster logjam, this time making room for pitcher Jesse Biddle. This is the third time that he's has been designated for assignment this offseason, the first two being by the Diamondbacks and the Mariners. The 26-year-old reached the majors for the first time this past season, but really hasn't pitched all that well above the Double-A level.

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Pirates' Jesse Biddle: Traded to Pirates
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Biddle (elbow) was traded to the Pirates on Wednesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

He was designated for assignment last week, but considering his previous status as a highly-touted prospect, it is not surprising that the Phillies received interest in Biddle. Back in 2012 he was electric at times, flashing a beautiful curveball with great shape and depth, but poor command and a fringe fastball led to him getting hit hard in the upper levels of the minors, and he now serves as a cautionary tale for prospect hounds who fall in love with pitchers with incomplete repertoires in the lower levels. That said, the Pirates might be the best developmental organization for pitchers, so this is an ideal spot for Biddle to try to salvage his professional career. This has very little fantasy impact, however, as Biddle will miss all of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the fall, so it won't be clear what the Pirates have in him until 2017. He will likely spend all of 2016 on the 60-day DL.

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Pirates' Tyler Glasnow: Unlikely to start year in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Friday it's "extremely doubtful" Tyler Glasnow will make the team's Opening Day roster, 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh reports.

"History tells us that a hundred innings in Double-A and Triple-A combined does not make a pitcher ready for the major leagues," Huntington said. "We saw some things last year, again, that we loved...but it is extremely doubtful." Pittsburgh is one of the most methodical organizations promoting prospects and Glasnow is unlikely to crack the big-league roster until the Super-2 Arbitration date passes in June. The righty will work on his changeup and throwing his breaking pitch for strikes at Triple-A during the first couple months of the season.

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