MLB.com reports, The Pirates have their sights set on free agent outfielder Eric Hinske as the team searches for a fourth outfielder and bench option. An agreement could be close between the two sides. The deal is believed to be a one year deal worth $1.8MM with incentives
1:30 p.m. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates are pursuing free-agent outfielder Luis Gonzalez. Gonzalez, 41 batted batted .261 with eight home runs and 47 RBIs in 341 at-bats with the Florida Marlins last season.
Sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports, The Pirates have also reached out to outfielder
Andruw Jones but don’t expect that to go anywhere.
The Pirates remain in talks with pitchers Pedro Martinez, Odalis Perez and Braden Looper.
If the Pirates ever wanted to take a chance they would get into the Ben Sheets sweepstakes. It is believed Sheets will be lucky to get a two year – $15 million deal.