The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Evans turns 26 in January, and was recently removed from the New York Mets’ 40-man roster after hitting for a .256/.314/.403 line in 176 at-bats in the majors in 2011. He’s played all of the corner positions in his major league career, along with one inning in center field. Most of his time has been at first base, followed by left field. In his career he has a .256/.305/.407 line in 386 at-bats. He’s not strong defensively in the outfield, according to his UZR numbers.
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