Austin Meadows is close to signing. - Image Credit: Getty Images

UPDATE 2:24 PM, FRIDAY: The Pirates announced they have officially signed Austin Meadows, who will play for the Gulf Coast League Pirates in Bradenton.

Austin Meadows had the following tweet Thursday:

https://twitter.com/austin_meadows/status/350382965114679296

Pretty straight forward: he's in Pittsburgh. I think a lot of people hope that means he's about to sign. That's not necessarily the case. Seventh round pick Buddy Borden went to Pittsburgh after the draft, but it was more for negotiation purposes, and Borden still hasn't signed. Of course, there's also this tweet by Jon Heyman:

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/350388983282417666

So it looks like the two sides are close to a deal. I never expect...

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