Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 7/4/13
The Pirates have released Eric Avila. Catching up on all of the minor league transactions from the last few days. **Jerry Sands and Matt Curry are both on rehab assignments with the GCL Pirates. **Eric Avila has been released by the Pirates. The third baseman was hitting for a .234/.259/.414 line in 111 at-bats this year. He was doing well in the month of June, with a .339/.383/.554 line in 56 at-bats. However, he was mostly crushing lefties, with a .548 OPS against right-handers on the year. He also had bad defense at third base. Being a lefty platoon option in Triple-A is one thing, but it’s totally different if you’re doing it in A-ball. **Alen Hanson and Zack Von Rosenberg have been placed on the Bradenton DL. Hanson had a minor leg injury earlier in the week, and it will obviously keep him out for longer than a few days (the minor league DL is 7 days minimum). **A few draft assignments: -Jerry Mulderig, Andrew Dennis, and Adam Frazier have been assigned to Jamestown. -Nick Buckner and Billy Roth have been assigned to the GCL. **David Jagoditsh has been placed on the Jamestown DL. **Roberto Espinosa has been transferred from Bradenton to Jamestown. Espinosa was in Bradenton providing short-term relief help. **Yhonathan Herrand has also been released by the Pirates. He threw 1.2 innings in three games with the GCL Pirates this year, walking four. Herrand has hit 97-98 MPH in the past, but has horrible control of his fastball, and that wasn’t showing any signs of improvements. The Pirates signed Herrand a few years ago for $280,000.
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