After pursuing Durbin in a trade with Detroit, prior to Durbin being non-tendered by the Tigers, the Pirates have lost out a second time. Durbin will be signing with the Phillies.
This will be the second time in a week the Pirates have come up short in the bidding for a free agent pitcher. Last week the Pirates were outbid for the services of Luis Vizcaino by the Rockies.
The Pirates have come to terms with two pitchers signing minor league deals. Adam Bernero, 31, a right handed starter. Also, Kuwatamania reigns. Masumi Kuwata agreed to terms on a minor league deal.
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The Pirates are not one of a dozen teams interested in Prior. Read the line a few times, since it is worded oddly.
Chacon and Dotel are on the radar. Which one will be strike three on the free agent front?