The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Matt Diaz signing official, inking the outfielder to a two-year deal. We learned Diaz's role in 2011 after the Lyle Overbay signing earlier today, as he will be platooning in right field with Garrett Jones. That's a good combination, as Diaz is a career .335/.373/.533 hitter against left handers, while Jones is a career .282/.359/.495 hitter against right handers.
Diaz will receive $4.25 M for his two year deal, although we don't know the breakdown yet. My guess is that it will be $2 M a year, with a $250 K signing bonus.
The additions of Diaz and Overbay put the 40-man roster at 40 players. The Kevin Correia signing still has to be made official, and to do that, the Pirates need to clear a space ...
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