The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed left handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. We heard the Pirates were interested in Reyes back in December.
Reyes is 27 yeas old and had a career 6.05 ERA in 334.2 innings in the majors. In that time he has a 5.8 K/9, a 3.9 BB/9, and a 1.5 HR/9 ratio. He’s a good flier to take on a minor league deal. He was once a highly regarded prospect in Atlanta’s farm system, and is still young enough to put it all together. He has a career .736 OPS in the majors against left handers, so worst case he could be left handed relief depth. He will most likely pitch out of AAA in 2011.