BRADENTON, Fla. - It's not a surprise the Pirates acquired Pat Light when he became available prior to Spring Training. Light fits the type of pitcher they usually seek out. He's tall with a big frame. He can throw hard, topping out at 100 MPH, and averaging around 95 MPH with his fastball. He's got a pretty high ground ball rate. He strikes people out. And he has control problems, which is a negative, but something the Pirates have done a good job with fixing with other players.
Light isn't a guy who has a shot at winning a spot on the big league club out of camp. Even if he does well, the Pirates have several options ahead of him at the back of the MLB bullpen. But he's a guy with two option years remaining, and six years of control. If they can fix him, they'll end up getting a nice,...
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