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Pirates Minor League Notebook 8/31

Pirates Minor League Notebook 8/31

Major league teams can expand their rosters on Sept. 1 but don't expect many players from the Pirates minor league system to take their acts to PNC Park any time soon.<p>"No there aren't," Pittsburgh general manager Dave Littlefield said. "I don't mean to be evasive about it, but those players still have a few games left and it's hard for the guys who aren't coming because it makes it difficult to finish off the season. This is not to say they won't be professional, but it's the best way to go."

Even those few players the front office determines it wants to get a better look at won't be in Pittsburgh for a while. "We haven't determined, but my belief is, with the number of young players we already have up here, we'll wait until after Nashville's season ends," Dave Littlefield said. "We do have some guys on the (disabled list) that are getting closer, especially the pitchers, so we'll...

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