According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates are among a handful of teams that have made a contract offer to free agent outfielder Angel Pagan. Heyman writes that none of the offers have been acceptable and Pagan is currently playing in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico.
The 35-year-old Pagan is an 11-year veteran in the majors, spending all of his time in the National League. He played for the San Francisco Giants in 2016, where he hit .277/.331/.418 in 129 games, with 12 homers and 15 stolen bases. A majority of his Major League time has been spent in center field, although he played almost exclusively in left field last year. According to Baseball-Reference, he has had a negative dWAR in each of his last six seasons, which is likely why he moved off center field at this p...
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