Pirates Close To Deal With Jose Morales

The Pirates are close to a deal with switch-hitting catcher Jose Morales, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Morales, who turns 29 in February, is a career .289/.365/.344 hitter through 252 plate appearances with the Twins and Rockies. He's also seen time at first base in his Major League career.

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  1. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    AAA signing? 

  2. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    More news of the ho-hum variety

  3. James S 4 years ago

    He was a good pinch hitter in his days with Expos. So what is he, like 70 years old now? I just can’t see the wisdom of ths move, but signing McLouth as a back-up was a steal.

  4. bigpat 4 years ago

    I love how I keep refreshing this site when it’s almost 2am and see the Pirates signing Jose Freaking Morales, Neal is up all night signing AAA fodder. I love the Hot Stove season!

    I think the Pirates thought the Angels done goofed and cut Kendry Morales by accident.

  5. So….many…… AAAA….. catchers……..(breath)……can’t…. stand… all these… depth… signings…

    • goner 4 years ago

      in fairness to the Pirates, they did burn through 8 catchers in 2011, after their top 3 catchers were injured at the same time

  6. Blue387 4 years ago

    I was hoping the Mets would sign him. He would make a good backup catcher.

  7. Hey Hurdle, how about giving Larry Walker, Dante Bichette, the Big Cat, Ellis Burks, etc. a call?

  8. Buccos NEED a first baseman… Why not try to swing a deal with the Whitesox for Adam Dunn? He had a terrible season last year with them.  Bring him back to the National League and in the “Burgh with the short porch in right and Bam, Boom, Pow! the Bucs contend…Chicago might even pick up some of his contract.

    • bigpat 4 years ago

      That sounds insane, but I wouldn’t be totally opposed to this, though I’d want to expand it to a bigger deal if we take on most of his salary (include Danks or Floyd) and Pittsburgh throws something towards their direction. If Chicago eats half his salary, it could work but it still wouldn’t happen.

    • You forgot [/sarcasm]


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  10. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    I think James S took Paul P seriously when he said Neil should go after Larry Walker.  Sadly, I think Neil H is going to read this and try to sign him. 

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