The Pirates are resuming their talks about a potential signing of James Loney, reports ESPN's Buster Olney (on Twitter).
Loney was said to be a top target of the Pirates last week, but reports shortly thereafter surfaced, suggesting that the former Ray is looking for a three-year deal worth as much as $30MM. The lefty swinger enjoyed a nice rebound campaign with the Rays in 2013, hitting .299/.348/.430 with 13 homers and his typical brand of strong defense at first base. Since that time, the Pirates have been connected to Logan Morrison in trade talks, though interest on that front was most recently said to be "mild."
Don’t think Loney is worth 3/30, but I do think he would be a good sign for the Pirates.