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2017 Pirates Prospectus: Lisalverto Bonilla

Each weekday until pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Bradenton, Fla., Post-Gazette baseball writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt will deliver a primer on a player or two on the Pirates’ 40-man roster. The countdown will rank players in order of impact and importance to the Pirates’ chances in 2017, plus their on-field abilities, off-field concerns and the likelihood of their inclusion on the active roster on opening day April 3 in Boston and beyond.

Lisalverto Bonilla, RHP

Bats/throws: S/R

Height/weight: 6 feet, 225 pounds

Age: 26 (turns 27 June 18)

How acquired: Signed by the Pirates as a free agent Nov.