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Pirates Have Inquired on Corner Infield Bats

Pirates Have Inquired on Corner Infield Bats

In his latest Full Count video, Ken Rosenthal mentions that the Pittsburgh Pirates have inquired on a few corner infield bats. Rosenthal mentions that the Pirates have looked at Bryan LaHair, Chase Headley, and Kevin Youkilis. He notes that there are far more buyers than sellers right now, but that the Pirates have the pitching depth to swing a deal.

LaHair is having a good season in Chicago. He's hitting for a .310/.391/.589 line in 168 at-bats, along with 12 homers. This all comes at the age of 29, so there is some concern that he's pulling a Garrett Jones and might not be this good going forward. He's blocking top prospect Anthony Rizzo in the Cubs' system.

Youkilis has struggled at the plate this year, hitting for a .231/.309/.372 line in 121 at-bats. The Red Sox currently have Will Middlebrooks at third base and Adrian Gonzalez at first base, leaving no room for "The Greek God of Walks". The 33-year old has been hitting for more power since returning from the disabled list, ...

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