As I mentioned yesterday, we're probably going to hear a lot of rumors saying "the Pittsburgh Pirates have expressed interest in (insert bounce back pitcher here)". That's mostly due to the indecision from A.J. Burnett, and the fact that the Pirates would need to look at other options to be prepared if Burnett retires.

Today's bounce back pitcher of note is Johan Santana. Andrew Marchland of ESPN New York says that the Pirates were one of several teams who have shown some level of interest in the left-hander. He names eight teams: the Yankees, Mets, Twins, Rays, Orioles, Royals, Brewers, and Pirates.

Santana has missed two of the last three years with shoulder surgery, and is a big injury risk for that reason. The only year he pitched was in 2012 when he had a 4.85 ERA in 117 innings...

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