Friday, May 02, 2008

This is strange

I saw this yesterday, but forgot to post about it. The Pirates released Olivo Astacio, who was one of the off-season surprise adds to the 40-man when Huntington was on his crazed, "I love relievers with high strikeout counts!" binge. The key text, from the PG:

The Pirates today unconditionally released pitching prospect Olivo Astacio for what they described as a "significant violation of organizational policy."
Absolutely no word as to what that significant violation may be, but if it were a failed steroid test we'd probably have heard about it already. The wording of the statement makes me think we're going to find out he's in some kind of trouble with the law, but that's just idle speculation on my part and you shouldn't take it as any more than that.