The Pirates are still looking for a shortstop and Ryan could be an option.

Rob Biertempfel has an update on the shortstop situation for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that the Pirates are still seeking a shortstop upgrade following the winter meetings.  The Pirates were pursuing J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett before both players were traded to other teams.  They selected Josh Rodriguez in the Rule 5 draft, although he doesn't profile as more than a utility player.

Biertempfel mentions Brendan Ryan and Bill Hall as potential options.  We've heard that Ryan has drawn "mild interest" from the Pirates, although that was when Bartlett and Hardy were still available.  There's also been some speculation that the Pirates have made an offer to Hall.

Ryan is a strong defender, with a career ...

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