Yesterday I looked at the trade values for Alex Rios and Nate Schierholtz, a pair of right fielders who the Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking at recently. Right field is a hole in the offense, but it isn't the only hole. The Pirates have also seen their struggles at first base. The platoon between Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez looked great at the start of the year, but Jones has struggled recently against right-handed pitchers, leading to some poor overall production from the position. So it makes sense that Jayson Stark reported the Pirates have been connected to Kendrys Morales.
Apparently Stark said this on the air, so I didn't hear the actual context. I'm not sure if "a possibility" means "Morales is available, thus he could be possible for any team" or if it means "the Pirates have been looking at Morales". Stark does say that the Pirates would love a middle of the order bat.
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