The Pirates are targeting relievers like J.J. Putz and Kevin Gregg.
Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Pittsburgh Pirates are showing interest and making offers on a number of free agent relievers. Rosenthal mentions that the team made an offer to J.J. Putz, who recently signed a two year, $10 M deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also mentions that they're looking at guys like Kevin Gregg, who they looked at last year before signing Octavio Dotel. Putz was also a guy they looked at last year.
We heard yesterday that the Pirates were strongly pursuing Jeremy Accardo. It seems that they're looking to add to their back of the bullpen options, which could open them up to a trade involving Joel Hanrahan or Evan Meek. Hanrahan and Meek are both high in value right now. The Pirates hav...
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