Dejan reports that the Pirates have reached an agreement with reliever D.J. Carrasco on a minor league contract. Carrasco has been solid the past two years, so he should have a good chance to make the team out of spring training. The 40-man roster is currently full.
This is a solid signing. According to Dejan, the Pirates are also close to signing Octavio Dotel and another major league reliever. If all of that happens, the bullpen would suddenly look fairly strong.