Kevin Kramer, Ke’Bryan Hayes among latest round of cuts for Pirates |

Kevin Kramer, Ke’Bryan Hayes among latest round of cuts for Pirates

Kevin Gorman
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes works out at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla.
Pittsburgh Pirates Kevin Kramer (44) is greeted by Steven Baron after scoring on an RBI off the bat of Jason martin in the fourth inning of their spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

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.

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Kevin Gorman is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kevin by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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