Pirates Re-Sign Three Minor League Free Agents

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed three minor league free agents. Details below the tweet.

Jhonathan Ramos, LHP – He has put up good numbers in the lower levels, although that’s mostly due to his good breaking stuff. He jumped to Altoona this year, and had a 4.72 ERA in 47.2 innings, with decent strikeout and walk rates. He should return to a bullpen role in either high-A or Double-A, which is his upside.

Francisco Diaz, C – He’s a strong defensive catcher, but doesn’t have much of a bat, and is pretty much a depth option at the lower levels. He could serve as the backup in Bradenton, or the third catcher in West Virginia.

Miles Durham, OF – He was a player/coach last year, and should return to the same role this year working as a coach and only playing if needed.

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