Jon Paul Morosi mentions on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in many bats right now, according to a source. He mentions one name as Omar Infante, a utility player for the Florida Marlins. Infante has a .266/.314/.330 line in 406 at-bats this year, playing second base. In his career he's played second, third, short, and all three outfield positions. He's making $2.5 M this year, plus up to $1 M in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. He does project as a Type B free agent, so he could possibly fetch the Pirates a first round comp pick in the 2012 draft. As for his short term value, he doesn't profile as anything more than a bench option for the Pirates.
We've heard that the Pirates also have Jason Kubel as their top target, but that the Twins don't want...
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