“They gave me the money I was asking for and offered to pay for my last year of school,” said Pope, noting he could finish his college studies at a later date. “It seemed like the best option: to go. This is something I’ve always wanted to do.” Pope was quoted as saying to the Statesville Record.
Pope will travel to Pittsburgh early next week for a physical and to sign his contract. He will then report to Granville, West Virginia, to begin playing West Virginia Black Bears. The Pirates’ short-season Class A affiliate is a member of the New-York Penn League.
Purple & Gold Congratulates Brett and wishes him much success.
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