Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

Pirates to Sign Joe Beimel

Beimel will be returning to the Pirates this off-season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking for left handed relief, although the market is currently very thin, with very few options remaining.  One of those options is Joe Beimel, and according to John Perrotto, he could sign with the Pirates.  Perrotto tweets that he hears there is a very good chance that Beimel will sign with the Pirates.

Beimel started his career in Pittsburgh, getting drafted in the 18th round of the 1998 draft by the Pirates, and eventually making his debut with the Pirates on April 8th, 2001.  In three years with the Pirates he combined for a 5.00 ERA in 263 innings, originally working as a starter during the 2001 season.  Beimel didn't have success in the majors until 2006, when he put up a 2.96 ERA in 70...

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