The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Kris Harvey to a minor league deal, according to the latest minor league transactions report by Matt Eddy at Baseball America.
Harvey turned 28 in January, and has pitched as high as the AA level. He spent his entire career with the Florida Marlins, being drafted by the organization in the second round of the 2005 draft.
Harvey has had an interesting career. He started off as a hitter, playing primarily in right field. He spent his first three professional years as a hitter, making it as far as high-A in 2007, which was his third year. At the high-A level he had a .238/.301/.376 line in 420 at-bats.
In 2008 he started his conversion to the mound, or back to the mound if you consider that he pitched while he was with Clemson, even touching 97 MPH during his time in college. He had 209 at-bats at the AA level in 2008, then moved down to the rookie leagues to start his transformation. Harvey made eight appearances between th...
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