By Jason Shetler
The Pirates have released minor league pitcher Jason Creasy, this according to John Dreker of Pirates Prospects.
In the 2011 MLB Draft, the Pirates selected Creasy as an eighth round pick out of high school. The 24-year-old righty agreed to a signing bonus of $250,000, which was above the slot amount.
Creasy had his best season in 2013 with the West Virginia Power, where he put up a 2.74 ERA and had a K/9 of 8.0 in 32 games, 13 of which were starts. Pirates Prospects at one point rated him a Top 50 prospect in the system. Creasy had a subpar year in 2015, posting an ERA of 4.41 in 147 innings pitched for the Altoona Curve. Last season, he posted a 6.07 ERA with Altoona, and missed a good portion of the year, because of a forearm strain.