Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had checked in on Bronson Arroyo. Buster Olney reports today that they plan to meet with Arroyo's agent.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/410057277811331074

Rob Biertempfel, who broke the original news on Arroyo, says that the right-hander is very interested in the Pirates.

https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/410057931736895489

The news on Arroyo indicates that the Pirates might be looking for alternatives to A.J. Burnett. The two pitchers aren't the same at all. Burnett has been a top of the rotation pitcher the last two years. Arroyo is more of a strong number four starter. His value comes from the fact that he can provide league average numbers and throw 200 innings per year. He has thrown 199+ innings each year sin...

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