The Pirates signed three minor league players today, as well as juggled the scouting department a bit.
Don't get too excited from the article in the PG.
Mike Thompson - RP - 27 - Primarily a starter in the minors, spent some time in the pen in San Diego in 2007. A career 4.73 ERA in the Minors.
Scouting report from sportsnet.ca:
Assets: Uses good breaking stuff to induce plenty of groundball outs. Equally effective against hitters from both sides.
Flaws: Needs to get ahead in the count early and gain stamina to remain effective beyond the fifth or sixth inning.
Potential: Decent late-rotation righty.
Michel Hernandez - C - 29 - A career .260 hitter in the minors. Not much more can be said.
Miguel Perez - C - 24 - The PG points out a .322 average last season. Don't be fooled. He is a career .269 hitter in the minors. It looks as if he was coming back from injury last season, he played in GCL, A and AA. He has some, very little, experience in 2002 at 1B ( 2 games ), 3B ( 2 games ) and OF ( 1 Game ).
Neither catcher has any real noticeable power from the stat lines.