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Pirates tweak roster

The Pirates added top third base prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes to their 40-man roster Wednesday, along with first baseman Will Craig, shortstop O’Neil Cruz and pitchers Blake Cederlind and Cody Ponce.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Bucs designated for assignment pitchers Dario Agrazal, Montana DuRapau, Luis Escobar and Williams Jerez.

Wednesday was the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters for the winter, with players not protected being eligible for the Rule 5 draft.

Hayes has been the best defensive third baseman in all the minor leagues the past three years, winning three consecutive Gold Glove Awards. Craig won a Gold Glove for the first time this past season at Triple-A Indianapolis and is the top power-hitting threat in the Pirates’ upper minor league system.

Ticket sale announced

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that 2020 single-game tickets for all games at PNC Park will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 29, at Pirates.com/Tickets.

Also, beginning on Monday, Dec. 2, the PNC Park Box Office will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All games will be on sale, including Opening Day vs. the Cincinnati Reds on April 2, interleague games vs. the New York Yankees on June 16 and 17 and the Independence Day weekend series vs. the Boston Red Sox on July 3-5.

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