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Cotts cut loose

Lebanon native Neal Cotts has been released by the Pirates.

The 30-year-old lefty didn't make it into a game this season as he tried to come back from a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. He had Tommy John surgery in July of 2009.

Previously he had pitched for the Cubs and the White Sox. He's got a career record of 10-12 with a 4.63 ERA.