Pirates Add Two Minor League Free Agents
According to the minor league free agent tracker on Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added two minor league free agents. The new additions are outfielder Brett Carroll and right-handed pitcher Roman Colon.
Carroll had previous been with the Washington Nationals, and elected free agency this off-season. In 288 career at-bats in the majors he has a .201/.280/.319 line. The 30-year old will probably serve as organizational depth in Altoona or Indianapolis. Last year he hit for a .250/.333/.407 line in 364 at-bats at the Triple-A level.
Colon also elected minor league free agency this off-season after spending time with the Kansas City Royals. The 33-year-old right-hander has a career 5.19 ERA in 187.1 innings in the majors, with a 5.8 K/9 and a 3.4 BB/9. He pitched eight innings in the majors last year, giving up six runs on 12 hits. He spent most of his time pitching out of the Triple-A bullpen with Kansas City.
It looks like both players are strictly on minor league deals, with no invites to major league Spring Training. They will probably both be competing for spots with Indianapolis in the upcoming season.