Pirates' first big cut of spring claims 10

| Thursday, March 15, 2012

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates this morning made their first major cuts of spring training, paring the roster by 10, including the optioning of shortstop Chase d'Arnaud.

The team also optioned pitchers Rudy Owens, Jeff Locke and Duke Welker. Reassigned to minor-league camp were pitchers Mike Crotta and Logan Kensing, catchers Tony Sanchez and Ramon Cabrera, outfielder Robbie Grossman and infielder Anderson Hernandez.

The camp roster is down to 48.

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