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Insider Only Pirates option Chris Leroux; Opening Day Roster Set

The Pittsburgh Pirates 25-man roster is unofficially finalized. The team this afternoon optioned reliever Chris Leroux to Triple-A Indianapolis. The final roster move came down to Leroux or Garrett Olson.
The team will open the season with 7 relievers. Joe Beimel will start the season on the disabled list.
Catchers (2)
Ryan Doumit
Jason Jaramillo

Infielders (6)
Lyle Overbay (1B)
Neil Walker (2B)
Ronny Cedeno (SS)
Pedro Alvarez (3B
Josh Rodriguez (SS)
Steve Pearce (1B/3B/OF)
Outfielders (5)
Andrew McCutchen (CF)
Jose Tabata (LF)
Matt Diaz (RF)
Garrett Jones (RF/1B)
John Bowker (RF/LF)
Starting Pitchers (5)
Kevin Correia (No. 1 Starter, Opening Day)
Paul Maholm (No. 2 Starter, Home Opener)
Ross Ohlendorf (No. 3 Starter)
Charlie Morton (No. 4 Starter)
James McDonald (No. 5 Starter)
Relievers (7)
Joel Hanrahan (Closer)
Evan Meek (Setup Role)
Jeff Karstens
Jose Veras
Mike Crotta
Chris Resop
Garrett Olson
Catcher Chris Snyder, Reliever Joe Beimel and Starter Scott Olsen will begin the season on the disabled list.

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