Pirates No Longer Pursuing Betemit

Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are no longer pursuing infielder Wilson Betemit. We heard yesterday that the team was closing in on deals with Betemit and Nate McLouth. The McLouth deal is done, and is expected to be made official...

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Winter Meetings Day Two: Contingency Plans

On the second day of the MLB Winter Meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to several deals in order to add depth to the major league roster. The team agreed to a deal with Nate McLouth, bringing back the former Pirates outfielder on what is believed to be a one year deal. The deal is pending a physical, and terms of the deal aren’t yet known. The Pirates are also moving close to a deal with infielder Wilson Betemit....

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Pirates Working On Deals With Betemit and McLouth

The Pittsburgh Pirates are moving closer to deals with infielder Wilson Betemit and outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Rob Biertempfel. ¬†We’ve heard about their interest in McLouth for the last two days. We’ve also heard that the Pirates are looking for contingency plans if Pedro Alvarez struggles again this year, which is where Betemit comes in. He hit for a .285/.343/.452 line in 323 at-bats last year between Detroit...

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Minor League Free Agents

The first wave of minor league free agents has hit the market, according to the latest minor league transaction report from Baseball America. Here is the list: RHP Greg AquinoRHP Josh Banks3B Brian BardenC Edwin BellorinRHP Kris Benson1B Wilson BetemitLHP Travis BlackleyRHP Bryan BullingtonLHP Brian BurresRHP Vinnie ChulkRHP R.A. Dickey3B Joe DillonRHP Brandon DuckworthOF Chris DuffyRHP Geoff GearyRHP Enrique GonzalezC Michel...

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