The Pirates have signed reliever Logan Kensing to a minor-league deal. Kensing, 29, has gotten a ton of chances in the big leagues, probably in part because he throws hard, but the results have mostly been terrible - he has allowed 28 homers in 161 big-league innings with the Marlins and Nationals.â†µ
With the Pirates, it's hard to see how he'll get to the big leagues, unless he makes sudden improvements (which admittedly isn't totally out of the question for a guy who can throw in the mid-90s; relievers often follow non-traditional career paths). The Bucs have a ton of righty relievers, so many that even a pretty good bullpen prospect like Jared Hughes will need a couple injuries to break camp with the team. It looks like Kensing is destined for the bullpen at Class AAA Indianapolis.â†µ
The Pirates also officially announced the signing of lefty pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes, which we mentioned Tuesday. Reyes has a better chance at making a big-league impact.â†µ
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