The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Buddy Borden this week after he was released by the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays made the unusual move to immediately put him in the bullpen after acquiring him. Borden made the Florida State League All-Star game as a reliever last year and also got some starts, which included one earned run over six innings against the Marauders and seven inning no-hitter during a doubleheader. He was in the bullpen in Double-A this year and pitching well recently after a poor start to his season. Now that the Pirates have one of their 2013 draft picks back, what about the other three they traded from that group?

The Pirates traded JaCoby Jones last year for Joakim Soria at the trade deadline last year. Right before the trade, they moved him up to Altoona, which in retrospect,...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.