Pirates Trade Rumors: Bucs Don't 'Seem Alive On' Shane Victorino, According To Report

Ken Rosenthal reports that, as of Sunday night, the Pirates weren't big players for Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino.

Things can change quickly over next 31 hours, but #Pirates did not seem alive on Victorino as of late last night. #Phillies

These kinds of reports don't necessarily mean a whole lot, as things change quickly this time of year, and teams have all kinds of reasons for telling reporters things. There has reportedly been plenty of interest in Victorino, with the Giants, Dodgers and Reds also looking like possible destinations. For the Pirates, he'd be a steady presence to go with Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte in the Pirates' outfield, moving Alex Presley to the bench and pinning Casey McGehee to the bench against righties. That would be valuable to the Pirates, particularly since Victorino would also be very helpful on defense.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Phillies, there's The Good Phight.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.