What does the two year deal for Diaz say about the ETA for the internal right field options?

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 2011 off-season with holes at first base, right field, shortstop, and the starting rotation.  So far they have added Lyle Overbay to fill the first base role, Matt Diaz to platoon with Garrett Jones in right field, missed out on a few shortstops, and signed Kevin Correia for the rotation, while adding Scott Olsen as an option for the fifth starter role.

It seems that two things are certain when it comes to the Pirates and free agency.  One is that they aren't going to sign a big name.  It would be hard to attract a big name to Pittsburgh while the Pirates are one of the worst teams in the league, unless they over-spend like Washington did with Jayson Werth, ...

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