The Pirates announced today that veteran reliever Juan Cruz has signed a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training. Cruz, 33, pitched for the Rays last season and posted a 3.88 ERA in 48 2/3 innings. Throughout his 11 season career, he has a 9.1 K/9 ratio and has served as a
The Pirates agreed to terms with two more players today, leaving only Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee still needing contracts heading into arbitration. Reliever Evan Meek signed a 1-year deal worth $875,000 with the possibility of another $25,000 in bonuses if he reaches 50 IP. Meek pitched just 20 2/3 innings last season due to
The Pirates agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with closer Joel Hanrahan and starter Charlie Morton. Both players are entering their 1st season of arbitration eligibility. Hanrahan’s deal is worth $4.1 million after a stellar season where he posted a 1.83 ERA over 68 2/3 innings. He racked up 40 saves in 44 opportunities.
The Pirates and reliever Chris Resop have agreed to a 1-year deal worth $850,000, which will allow the two sides to avoid going to arbitration. Resop, 29, posted a 4.39 ERA over 69 2/3 innings of relief last season. He struck out 79 batters and walked 30 while posting an xFIP of 3.53 (thus making
Ken Rosenthal tweeted earlier today that the Pirates have signed left handed reliever Doug Slaten to a minor league deal. He chose the Pirates’ minor league offer over those from Milwaukee and Texas. Slaten will be 32 in February and could actually prove to be pretty useful if used correctly. Over his career, he has
The Pirates announced 2 minor league deals over the past 2 days. Yesterday, the Bucs signed lefty starter Jo-Jo Reyes, who started 25 games between Baltimore and Toronto last year. Over 140 2/3 innings, he went 7-11 with a 5.57 ERA. Reyes should serve as AAA depth and will probably only sniff the Major League