Found March 18, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
The Pirates made a few more cuts this morning, including sending the scorching-hot Starling Marte down to minor league camp even though he's 13-for-25 with three homers this spring. Gorkys Hernandez, Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris, and Justin Wilson all went down with him. There aren't really any surprises in that group; of the quintet that went down today Wilson was really the only one that I thought had any shot at all of making the big league roster and his demotion is certainly understandable if the team is still thinking of him as a starter long-term. When Marte went on his consecutive hit streak earlier in the spring and some people started to get excited about him, I commented on Twitter that even if he hit .900 all spring, I'd want to see him in Indianapolis to start the season. That's not a knock on Marte; I just think that he's still got work to do. I think there might be an occasionaly player that warrants a Double-A to the big leagues jump, but Marte...
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