Pirates Agree To Deal With Yuslan Herrera

Dave Littlefield is in the process of an interesting move for the Bucs: he has offered Cuban defector Yuslan Herrera a three-year Major League contract.  It seems that only formalities remain in completing the deal. 

One scout pegged Herrera as a fourth starter in the bigs.  He’s 25 years old and could be near Major League ready.  However, he probably hasn’t pitched for quite a while competitively so no one really knows how this will go.

One blogger speculates that perhaps the Pirates would pair Herrera with Jose Contreras with a deal centered around Chris Duffy.  Such a move could set up a trade of a young starter for a left-handed power hitter.

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