The Pirates officially signed utility infielder Ramon Vazquez today. The deal is worth $4 million over two years. This is a nice signing for the Pirates, as it gives them a cheap bench option that can play adequate defense all over the infield. Vazquez likely won’t match the solid offensive numbers he posted last year in Texas, but he should produce enough to be worth the $2 million per year.
The team’s 40-man roster is now full. Denny Bautista is expected to be non-tendered by tonight’s deadline.