Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are in talks with free agent pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes for a minor-league deal.
Reyes was recently non-tendered by the Orioles, who claimed him off waivers in August from the Blue Jays. He was 7-11 with a 5.57 ERA and posted 87 strikeouts in 29 games between Baltimore and Toronto in 2011.
For his career, which began with Atlanta in 2007, Reyes has a 6.05 ERA in 334.2 innings.
If he signs, the lefty from West Covina, Calif. will likely figure in the mix for the Pirates' fifth starter duties. Though Kevin Correia and Brad Lincoln likely have legs up in that competition, Reyes could provide depth in the event that Charlie Morton is unable to start the season and another starter is injured early on in the event that he makes the team.
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