According to Jen Langosh, the Pirates have signed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor-league contract. Reyes, 27, has a career ERA of 6.05 in 62 starts. Last season, he played for both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, tossing a 5.57 ERA in 140.2 innings. He is a left-handed pitcher, which may add a much-needed southpaw to our bullpen, whose only portsider is Twats (what an unfortunate nickname). Reyes was non-tendered by the Orioles in early December
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One thing that may intrigue the Pirates is the Reyes has much better splits against lefties, so they may bring him into Spring Training with plans on using him as a LOOGY.
|vs RHB as LHP||70||1159||1014||180||319||74||6||45||2||0||115||144||1.25||.315||.385||.533||.918||540||33||7||15||8||8||11||.329||110|
|vs LHB as LHP||63||366||326||51||83||13||5||9||1||0||31||71||2.29||.255||.328||.408||.736||133||8||5||3||1||1||5||.300||69|
Jo-Jo is, however, a young, controllable pitcher who is arbitration eligible through 2014.