5:14pm: It’s official – the Pirates signed Patel and Singh.
3:39pm: Pirates GM Neal Huntington would not confirm the report when speaking to MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch, but said the Pirates are very interested in signing the two pitchers.
1:30pm: Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker passes along a report from Yahoo! Japan: the Pirates signed Indian pitchers Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh to minor league deals. Patel and Singh were finalists in the Million Dollar Arm contest in India.