Originally written on North Side Notch  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Pirates finished up their final cuts to minor league camp along with designating Clint Robinson and Hunter Strickland for assignment and have set their Opening Day roster. It will look like this: SP A.J. Burnett SP Wandy Rodriguez SP James McDonald SP Jonathan Sanchez SP Jeff Locke RP Jeanmar Gomez RP Chris Leroux RP Jared Hughes RP Mark Melancon RP Tony Watson RP Justin Wilson CL Jason Grilli C Russell Martin 1B Garrett Jones 2B Neil Walker 3B Pedro Alvarez SS Clint Barmes LF Starling Marte CF Andrew McCutchen RF Travis Snider C Michael McKenry IF Josh Harrison IF John McDonald IF Gaby Sanchez OF Jose Tabata *Brandon Inge will start the season on the 15-day disabled list. Rob Biertempfel wrote today that this may be A.J. Burnett’s final year playing baseball as the 36-year old is contemplating retirement. Burnett is in the final year of a five-year, $82.5 million contract. Here’s a direct quote from Burnett: “If I was to keep playing, I wouldn’t want it to be anywhere else but ...
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