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Pirates release Garrett Atkins, make two other roster moves

The Pirates this morning made a few roster moves, officially releasing infielder Garrett Atkins. The team also reassigned LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Fernando Nieve to their minor league camp
Atkins was brought in on a spring training invite to battle for one of the final bench spots. He struggled mightily at the plate, hitting .129 this spring.

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