Last week I wrote that it looked like the Pirates were going to stay internal for right field in 2014. Neal Huntington all but confirmed that in his meeting with the media today, as reported by Rob Biertempfel.
The Pirates traded for Jaff Decker a few weeks ago, adding one corner outfield option to the mix. They also tendered a contract to Travis Snider a week ago, giving them several options to work with. Currently the Pirates have Snider and Jose Tabata as the favorites to start the season in Pittsburgh, since both players are out of options. Andrew Lambo and Decker are alternatives, although both players have options remaining and could start the season in Triple-A.
By the end of July the Pirates could turn to Gregor...
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