LHP Hisanori Takahashi will be making his decision soon as to which team he will sign with. The Pirates, Mets, Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants and Padres are in the running for his services. A scouting report can be found here.
Takahashi is looking for an opportunity to start, although he is reported to be a better fit for relief duties. I don’t think he would fit into the Pirates rotation, the Pirates are likely looking at him as a long/middle reliever. He is not a hard thrower, so coming out of the pen may make sense as an addition left handed option as well as a change of pace among the flame throwers Huntington has assembled in the bullpen.