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Hayes among 13 invited to big-league camp


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Third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes, the organization's minor league player of the year last season, was one of 13 Pirates' prospects invited to major league spring training Saturday on a non-roster basis.

The Pirates also announced that first baseman Will Craig; outfielder Bryan Reynolds; right-handers Tyler Eppler, Geoff Hartlieb, Alex McRae and Eduardo Vera; left-handers Elvis Escobar, Brandon Waddell and Blake Weiman; and catchers Jason Delay, Christian Kelley and Arden Pabst will be participating in big league camp in Bradenton, Fla.

Hayes, 21, batted .293/.375/.444 with seven home runs and 12 stolen bases with Double-A Altoona last season in 117 games while winning his second straight Gold Glove as the top defensive third baseman in the minor leagues. He had a .978 fielding percentage and hit a home run in the All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park in Washington.

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