According to Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Quincy Latimore to a minor league contract. He spent the first six seasons of his career in the Pirates system after they took him in the fourth round of the 2007 amateur draft out of high school.

Last January, the Pirates traded Latimore to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for pitcher Jeanmar Gomez. Latimore hit .231/.306/.353 in 81 games at AA Akron before the Indians released him. He finished the year playing for the Washington WildThings of the Frontier League, where he put up similar offensive numbers over 41 games.

Latimore just turned 25 this week. He has a career .248/.310/.409 slash line over 732 games. In 2010 for Bradenton, he hit .266 with 19 homers and 100 RBIs....

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John Dreker
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.