The Pirates have an option on Doumit, and need a starting catcher for the 2012 season.

Earlier today I reviewed the 2011 catching position for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with a look towards the 2012 season.  The Pirates will enter the off-season looking for a starting catcher, as they currently have no one under contract for the job in 2012.  Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder both have options, although each option is far too expensive when you consider the time missed by each player due to injuries over the last few years.  Michael McKenry had a strong year in 2011, but has only caught 494 innings in the majors, and probably isn't more than a strong defensive backup.

The Pirates will probably look externally for a catching option, and we saw the start of that in the second half of the 2011 ...

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