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The following players have elected minor league free agency, per Baseball America.
RHP: Mike Crotta (AAA), Jose Diaz (AAA), Kris Harvey (AA), Logan Kensing (AAA), Daniel McCutchen (AAA), Doug Salinas (HiA), Tim Wood (AAA)
LHP: Jo-Jo Reyes (AAA)
C: Jose Morales (AAA), Miguel Perez (AAA)
1B: Jeff Clement (AAA), Nick Evans (AAA), Jeff Larish (AAA), Christian Marrero (AAA), Gerlis Rodriguez (LoA)
3B: Vince Harrison (LoA), Hector Luna (AAA), Dallas McPherson (AAA)
OF: Brandon Boggs (AAA)
No surprises on the list. The guys with previous major league experience with the Pirates are Crotta, McCutchen, Clement, and Wood. A few of the other players have previous major league experience with other teams, such as Boggs, Reyes, and McPherson.
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