A person with knowledge of the deal said the Pirates have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract with the three-time All-Star, hoping he can give them some pop at the plate and respectable defense behind it.
The right-hander was injured Wednesday at the Pirates’ spring training facilities in Bradenton, Fla., while trying to bunt.
The Pirates believe that Yankees’ castoff A.J. Burnett can find success in Pittsburgh, away from the pressures of New York.
The New York Mets announced that catcher Rod Barajas was assigned on a waiver claim to the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Jesus Feliciano was recalled from AAA Buffalo.
The New York Mets have activated catcher Rod Barajas from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Fernando Martinez to Triple-A Buffalo.