Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 12/5/11
There's not much going on on the Pirate front tonight, but John Perrotto has tweeted a few updates about the Pirates that help clarify a few things we've already heard. He says that the Pirates' interest in Nate McLouth is because they want him to be a fourth outfielder and because they're not certain Gorkys Hernandez is ready for that role. That's about what I figured when I first read about the Pirates' interest in McLouth last night. It makes sense to want to see Hernandez for another year at Triple-A before bringing him up and McLouth wouldn't be the worst bench option in the world. It'd also give the Pirates room to trade Hernandez to anyone looking for a young, defensively sound centefielder, but that's neither here nor there. Perrotto also confirms the Bucs' interest in Mark DeRosa, which was first reported by Ken Rosenthal. It doesn't sound terribly likely he'll end up with the Pirates, though, because the Pirates want him on a minor league deal to provide competition for Pe...
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