Before Jeff Karstens is hatched.
According to the PG's Dejan, it looks like Jeff Karstens has secured the 5th starters spot. But don't bet on that just yet. Karstens has not been told he has made the team as of this time.
There are rumors of a few trades on the wires where the Pirates are looking for starting pitching. I will post more as I can find out more. The Pirates are in discussions with as many as 4 teams about possible deals.
A list of today's cuts so far:
SP Virgil Vasquez
RP Chris Bootcheck
RP Denny Bautista
RP Jason Davis
IF Andy Phillips
IF Garrett Jones
C Erik Kratz
The 25 man is down to 27, Dumatrait is expected to be placed on the DL which will drop the number to 26. More to come as the day wears on. I will be posting from Black Berry the better part of the day.