Tecumseh grad makes Pirates’ summer training camp roster

J.T. Brubaker pitched in Triple-A last two seasons

Tecumseh High School graduate J.T. Brubaker made the summer training roster for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Brubaker will be one of 40 players and 21 pitchers training at PNC Park. Players report to camp on Wednesday. The first workout will be held Friday.

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Brubaker, a 2012 Tecumseh graduate who pitched three seasons for the Akron Zips, was on a path to the big leagues after posting an 8-4 record and 3.10 ERA with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in 2018. Then a right forearm strain a year ago delayed his ascent.

Brubaker, 26, made four starts in April of 2019 for Indianapolis and then two rehab starts in June with the Class A West Virginia Black Bears. He said in May he was 100 percent healthy and ready for whatever the Pirates needed this summer.

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