Pirates Sign Logan Kensing, Make Jo-Jo Reyes Official

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Logan Kensing, and have made the signing of left handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes official, per a team press release. Both pitchers were signed to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training.

We heard about the Reyes deal yesterday from Jenifer Langosch. Kensing, 29, spent the 2011 season with the Yankees’ AAA affiliate after missing the 2010 season recovering from elbow surgery. He was originally a second-round pick by Florida in 2003. In his career in the majors, Kensing has a 5.81 ERA in 161 innings, with an 8.0 K/9 and a 4.9 BB/9 ratio. His best season was in 2008 when he made 48 appearances, with a 4.23 ERA in 55.1 innings, along with an 8.9 K/9 and a 5.4 BB/9 ratio.

Both pitchers will likely be used as depth out of AAA.

  • Has anyone ever thrown more crap against the wall without having any stick like the Pirates? This management team continues to insult it few remaining fans.

    • Do you think that the 25 guys on the ML roster are the only players in the organization?  ALL teams have guys like this.  Why the need to complain about an incredibly noncontroversial signing?

      • scott mangold
        January 8, 2012 8:51 pm

        Because there are not enough significant signing and a lot of these type. Seems like other teams within our division are making significant moves. Are you telling me that you are happy with the off season?

  • Gawd …can April come soon enough !!!