The Pirates are interested in Wigginton from the Rockies.
Catching up on some of today's rumors:
-Buster Olney didn't really have a rumor, but speculated that Jason Giambi would be a good fit for the Pirates as a bench bat. Giambi is currently hitting for a .263/.360/.632 line with Colorado, and he's doing just as well on the road as he is at home in Coor's. He's only seen 95 at-bats this year, so he's pretty much thriving in the bench role in Colorado. Giambi is making $850 K this year, and has a $1 M mutual option next year with a $150 K buyout.
-There has been a lot of talk going around about B.J. Upton, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned that the Pirates were one of five teams that have been calling the Rays the most about Upton. The Pirates currently need out...
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