The Pittsburgh Pirates made their third round of spring training cuts on Monday, reducing their roster to 40 players.
Second baseman Kevin Kramer was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, and third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes was one of eight players reassigned to minor-league camp.
Hayes, ranked the club’s No. 2 prospect by MLB Pipeline, batted .346 (9 of 26) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBIs in 17 games.
Also reassigned were first baseman Will Craig, infielder Nick Franklin, right-handed pitcher Geoff Hartlieb, catchers Christian Kelley and Arden Pabst, outfielder Bryan Reynolds and left-handed pitcher Brandon Waddell.
The Pirates now have 20 pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders and eight outfielders in their major-league camp, including nine non-roster invitees.