Pirates cut Pat Light, three others from major league camp
March 20, 2017 8:34 AM
Pirates right hander Pat Light delivers during live batting practice Feb. 20 at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla.
By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
BRADENTON, Fla. — The cuts keep coming.
The Pirates on Monday trimmed the number of players in major league camp to 47 — including World Baseball Classic players but excluding Jung Ho Kang — by optioning right-hander Pat Light to Class AAA Indianapolis and reassigning left-hander Jared Lakind and right-handers Casey Sadler and Angel Sanchez to minor league camp.
The Pirates acquired Light, 25, from the Minnesota Twins Feb. 9 for cash or a player to be named. He appeared in five Grapefruit League games, allowing two runs in 4⅔ innings.
Sadler and Sanchez have returned to the mound after lengthy rehabs from Tommy John surgery. Sanchez recorded two outs against the Dominican Republic March 8, and Sadler threw a scoreless inning March 12.
Lakind pitched in four games for the Pirates, giving up a run in 4⅓ innings, but was away in Japan for a time while playing for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic.
The Pirates play the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. Monday in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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