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Rumor: Pirates Looking at Catching and Lefty Relievers

Rumor: Pirates Looking at Catching and Lefty Relievers

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports mentions on Twitter that he hears the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to shore up their catching situation, and add a lefty reliever.

The catching comment is a strange one. The Pirates added Rod Barajas as their starter over the off-season, and look to have Michael McKenry as the backup. It would make sense if they were looking for depth behind those two.

The left handed relief comment makes more sense. The Pirates have a few left handers in camp, but no one is really standing out. The top left hander, Tony Watson, has struggled some this Spring. Daniel Moskos has done well, outside of today's performance, but for whatever reason the Pirates don't seem high on him. Then there's Doug Slaten and Jo-Jo Reyes, neither of whom have really impressed this Spring....

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