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Jose Osuna and Kyle Crick won't make the Pirates' opening-day roster

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette logo Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/26/2018 By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jose Osuna forces out the Orioles' Caleb Joseph at secondbase on a double play March 2 in Sarasota, Fla. © Matt Freed/Post-Gazette Jose Osuna forces out the Orioles' Caleb Joseph at secondbase on a double play March 2 in Sarasota, Fla.

The Pirates optioned Jose Osuna and Kyle Crick to Class AAA Indianapolis on Monday, further clarifying their opening-day roster.

Lefty Kevin Siegrist, a non-roster invitee, was also reassigned to minor league camp. 

The moves mean the Pirates will go with a four-man bench, at least through the first series of the season in Detroit. The final three bullpen spots will go to some combination of Rule 5 pick Jordan Milbrath, lefty Josh Smoker, Dovydas Neverauskas and Edgar Santana.

Crick, the right-hander who joined the team in the Andrew McCutchen trade, pitched in more spring training games than any other Pirate. But he allowed eight runs and 13 hits in 11 innings, and batters hit .310 against him.

Osuna, meanwhile, hit .327/.370/.637 in 49 at-bats, with five home runs. 

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Siegrist’s minor league contract contains two opt-out clauses. Depending on when they are, he could soon choose to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.

This story will be updated.

Bill Brink: bbrink@post-gazette.com and Twitter @BrinkPG.

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