Jon Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel.

https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/410558969212837888

Morosi mentions the Cubs, Royals, and Braves have also expressed interest in the right-hander. I'd imagine the Pirates will be connected to a lot of starting pitchers with A.J. Burnett's situation being uncertain. As we saw with Bronson Arroyo, showing interest doesn't mean the Pirates are going to sign the player.

Hammel profiles as a number four starter at his best. From 2009-2011 he pitched about 170 innings per year. In the last two years he has dealt with injuries that have limited him to 118-139 innings. His ERA has always been worse than his advanced metrics, although it certainly didn't help him that he spent most ...

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