The Pirates have let teams know that pitcher Kevin Correia is available, tweets Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The right-hander is making $3MM this season on the backend of a two-year, $8MM pact.
Correia, 31, has a 4.12 ERA with 3.3 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 through 13 starts this season. It seems likely that Pittsburgh will look to use their pitching surplus, which includes Correia, to net some offense via trade. The Bucs' pitching has been banged up recently but will be replenished with the returns of Jeff Karstens and Chris Leroux.