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Sorry Danny

Unless Dan Kolb finds another home in the central, we won't be able to beat up on him all summer long:

Dan Kolb will not make the Pirates' bullpen.

Management informed him late last night that it would not place him on the 25-man roster by the midnight deadline stipulated in his minor-league contract, and Kolb will exercise his right in that contract to declare free agency today.

The Pirates might not quite have the worst bullpen in baseball, but they certainly had some roster spots up in the air; that Kolb couldn't get a job there isn't a good sign for him landing with another MLB team.

Unless Kolb has something against the Pirates now, it'd probably be a good idea for him to stick it out in the minors for a while. I would imagine it's more likely a spot will become available for him in Pittsburgh than with most other teams.