Found December 06, 2011 on
North Side Notch:
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have agreed to a 1-year deal for former Pirate outfielder Nate McLouth. McLouth was traded in 2009 to the Atlanta Braves for Charlie Morton, Gorkys Hernandez, and Jeff Locke.
In 2008, McLouth led the NL in doubles and posted an OPS of .853 in what looked like a breakout season. However, since being traded to the Braves, McLouth took some major steps back in his development, failing to post an OPS over .700 in each of the past 2 seasons.
He should not and will not be a starting outfielder for the Bucs and should serve as bench depth. Fans just need to realize that this isn’t the same McLouth from 2008 and that the Pirates aren’t looking him to be that guy. At best, he will be the team’s 4th outfielder. Still, the 30-year old McLouth is an upgrade over Xavier Paul.
No word yet on the money involved and I will update this post once that becomes available.
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Here's a running list of Hot Stove rumors for Monday around the Major Leagues:
– The Pittsburgh Pirates “may add another outfielder” according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports. And according to sources close to him, they are interested in former Pirate Nate McLouth.
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Jon Paul Morosi has an interesting update from the winter meetings. He notes that the Pittsburgh Pirates may add an outfielder, and that they’re interested in Nate McLouth. The Pirates traded McLouth in 2009 for Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, and Gorkys Hernandez. The trade came a few months after they signed McLouth to an extension.
It’s not known why the Pirates would be looking...
Yep, it’s true…Nate McLouth is likely coming back to Pittsburgh.
McLouth, of course, was traded to Atlanta in 2009 for Charlie Morton, Gorkys Hernandez, and Jeff Locke. He has struggled ever since leaving the Burgh, but wouldn’t be a bad fourth outfielder to spell Alex Presley and Jose Tabata. As long as he doesn’t cost much and the Bucs don’t plan on making him an everyday...
The Pirates are close to reaching a deal with free agent Nate McLouth, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday afternoon. McLouth, an outfielder, was drafted by the Pirates in 2000 and broke into the big leagues in 2005 before being traded to Atlanta in 2009.
It looks like Nate McLouth's return to the Pirates is all but a done deal, as Ken Rosenthal is reporting tonight that the two sides have agreed to terms and only a physical separates this deal from completion. If McLouth hadn't once been a Pirate, I doubt this move would garner much interest. With Xavier Paul gone, the Pirates only have three big league outfielders and since...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are moving closer to deals with infielder Wilson Betemit and outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Rob Biertempfel. We’ve heard about their interest in McLouth for the last two days. We’ve also heard that the Pirates are looking for contingency plans if Pedro Alvarez struggles again this year, which is where Betemit comes in. He hit for a .285/.343/.452...
Earlier today we heard that the Pirates reached an agreement with Nate McLouth. The move was just made official, per a team press release. To clear space for McLouth on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated infielder Pedro Ciriaco for assignment. The Pirates have ten days to waive, trade, or release Ciriaco. If he clears waivers, they can outright him to AAA.
A few rumors from John Perrotto earlier this evening via Twitter:
-The Pirates are interested in Mark DeRosa on a minor league deal, according to Perrotto. We heard that they checked on him last week. Perrotto adds that he is believed to be looking for a major league deal somewhere, and that the Pirates would view him as a contingency plan if Pedro Alvarez struggles again.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Nate McLouth, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is for one year, and is pending the results of a physical. We heard earlier today that they were getting close to a deal.
As we know, the Pirates traded McLouth in 2009, getting Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, and Gorkys Hernandez in return. After going to Atlanta...
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Here's a list of exciting things the Pirates might do in Dallas this week:
And here's a list of things the Pirates might actually do in Dallas this week:
Acquire Nate McLouth.
No, seriously, Nate McLouth. I mean, I guess Nate McLouth would be better at being Xavier Paul than Xavier Paul was and maybe a return to PNC would help him find his power stroke again. Probably...
DALLAS -- The Pirates were close to bringing outfielder Nate McLouth back to Pittsburgh on a one-year contract Tuesday night, according to an industry source. The Pirates are seeking depth at their corner outfield positions because Alex Presley and Jose Tabata missed time last season because of injuries. The Pirates selected McLouth, 30, in the 2000 draft.
Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are no longer pursuing infielder Wilson Betemit. We heard yesterday that the team was closing in on deals with Betemit and Nate McLouth. The McLouth deal is done, and is expected to be made official today.
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...