The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed 6th round pick Dan Gamache for $125,000, according to Baseball America. Gamache was a third baseman out of Auburn, hitting for a .299/.414/.464 line in 194 at-bats in 2011. He hits to all fields, but doesn't have much power. A lot of his value comes on defense, with good range and a strong arm. Gamache will likely play for the State College Spikes this year, who begin their season on Friday.
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