Jon Heyman reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to shore up their catching situation, and add left-handed relief help. The catching situation would make sense if we're talking about adding depth behind Rod Barajas and Michael McKenry. But the left-handed relief situation doesn't make much sense.
The Pirates have Daniel Moskos, Tony Watson, Jo-Jo Reyes, and Doug Slaten as the available left-handers in camp. Slaten and Reyes are non-roster invitees, and haven't done much to establish themselves as strong options. The top options seem to be Moskos and Watson, with Watson entering camp as the favorite.
Looking at the results with Moskos and Watson, you have to wonder why the Pirates would be looking for outside help.
Watson has struggled this spring, putting up a 7.71 ERA in se...
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