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Phil Irwin, Chase d'Arnaud among Pirates cuts


BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Pirates made a round of cuts Friday afternoon before leaving for Tampa to play the New York Yankees.

Infielder Chase d'Arnaud and relievers Josh Kinney, Yao-Sun Yang, Jake Brigham and Cody Eppley were reassigned to minor league camp.

In addition, pitcher Phil Irwin and infielders Chris McGuiness and Brent Morel were optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said left-hander Francisco Liriano continues to feel some tightness in his left groin.

Liriano left Thursday night's game in the sixth inning due to the injury. He pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.