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Logan Kensing Signs With Pirates On Minor-League Deal

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.

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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.

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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.

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