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Pirates sign free agent OF Michael Saunders to minor deal

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training.

The Pirates announced the move Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Saunders hit a combined .202 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 73 games for Philadelphia and Toronto last season.

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Leaders
AVG: A. McCutchen.279
HR: A. McCutchen28
RBI: J. Bell90
SB: S. Marte21
W: G. Cole12
ERA: I. Nova4.14
Saves: F. Rivero21
K: G. Cole196
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9270.568-
Milwaukee 8676.5316
St. Louis 8379.5129
Pittsburgh 7587.46317
Cincinnati 6894.42024
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (27)
Runs: 668 (28)
Hits: 1331 (26)
Home Runs: 151 (29)
Stolen Bases: 67 (22)
OBP: .318 (21)
SLG: .386 (29)
Total Bases: 2105 (30)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.22 (13)
Runs Allowed: 731 (13)
Saves: 36 (20)
Strikeouts: 1262 (19)
OpBA: .264 (23)
OBP: .330 (17)
SLG: .431 (14)
Run Support: 4.17 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/21 M. Saunders Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/20 B. Brentz Traded Boston (for cash considerations)
2/20 N. Burdi Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
2/6 D. Nava Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/31 J. Smoker Traded NY Mets (for LHP Daniel Zamora)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/20 N. Burdi Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/16 S. Marte Left shoulder, finger (day-to-day)
9/16 I. Nova Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
9/13 D. Nava off 60-day DL
9/3 J. Harrison off 60-day DL
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