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Tucker, four others sent to minors by Pirates

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COLE TUCKER, RIGHT, WITH KEVIN NEWMAN - AP

BRADENTON, Fla.Cole Tucker had mixed emotions about being among five players in the Pirates’ second round of spring-training cuts Tuesday.

“It’s great but it sucks,” the shortstop prospect said.

Tucker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis along with right-handers Jesus Liranzo and Aaron Slegers and outfielder Jason Martin. Righty Alex McRae was reassigned to minor-league camp.

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