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The Chicago White Sox signed a pair of left-handed pitchers on Thursday.
Agreeing to contracts were Donnie Veal and Jose Quintana.
Veal underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010 and spent last season in the minors with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was 1-0 with a 7.16 ERA in 19 outings with the Pirates in 2009.
Quintana pitched for the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees in Tampa this season. He split his time between the starting rotation and bullpen, logging a 10-2 record and 2.91 ERA in 30 appearances.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates signed catcher Rod Barajas - to a one-year deal with a club option
for 2013. It reportedly was a one-year, $4 million contract. The deal includes a $3.5 million club option for 2013 with no buyout.
The expectation has been that the Mark Buehrle sweepstakes probably wouldn't conclude until during the annual Winter Meetings that start Dec. 5 in Dallas.
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed veteran catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year contract on Thursday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal has a club option for 2013.
Barajas, 36, batted .230 with 16 homers and 47 RBIs in 336 at-bats with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.
From FOX's Hot Stove blog:
The Pittsburgh Pirates have interest in free-agent Ramon Santiago as a potential everyday shortstop in 2012, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
Santiago maintained a .685 OPS for the Detroit Tigers over the past three seasons while averaging roughly 100 games played per year. He’s regarded as a sure-handed defender at second base and shortstop...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year deal with a club option for 2013. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed Thursday. The 36-year-old Barajas hit .230 with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs last season while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pirates are in need of catching help after declining the options on veterans Chris Snyder...
With three new coaches, it was virtually essential for the Chicago White Sox to conduct their first organizational meetings in four seasons.
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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates and veteran catcher Rod Barajas have agreed to a one-year deal with a club option for 2013.
Barajas will make $4 million in 2012 and the club holds a $3.5 million option for the 2013 season. If Barajas is traded, it becomes a mutual option. The 36-year...