Rule 5 Preview: Pirates protect five with 40-man promotions

By Garett Mansfield AltoonaCurve.com The Pirates’ 40-man roster stood at 39 entering Wednesday’s 8 p.m. deadline and they protected five players from the Rule 5 Draft. Infielders Ke’Bryan Hayes, Will Craig and Oneil Cruz along with right-handed pitcher Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce had their contracts selected. Ponce is the only player not on the Bucs’ … More Rule 5 Preview: Pirates protect five with 40-man promotions