According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Quincy Latimore to a minor league contract. He spent the first six seasons of his career in the Pirates system after they took him in the fourth round of the 2007 amateur draft out of high school.
Last January, the Pirates traded Latimore to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. Latimore hit .231/.306/.353 in 81 games at AA Akron before the Indians released him. He finished the year playing for the Washington WildThings of the Frontier League, where he put up similar offensive numbers over 41 games.
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