Two of the four prospects (Miguel Yajure and Roansy Contreras) the Pirates received in Sunday's trade that sent Jameson Taillon to the Yankees required placement on the 40-man roster, so Stokes was forced to cede his spot as a result. Stokes will now be exposed to waivers for the second time this month after the Pirates previously claimed him from the Tigers on Jan. 12.
Pirates' Troy Stokes: Booted off 40-man roster
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