The once strong Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has been a sore spot the past couple of weeks and it appears that Pirates’ general manager Neal Huntington could be looking to bolster it for the final couple weeks of the season.
According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Pirates have been looking at Boston’s relievers as they aim to add to their bullpen for the final two weeks of the regular season.
Pirates are in need of bullpen help and have been looking at Boston’s batch.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) September 17, 2012
Boston currently has a 12-man pen now that rosters have expanded and MLBTR’s Ben Nicholson-Smith speculates that veteran Vicente Padilla could be a possibility since he will be a free agent at the end of the season. All of the other Red Sox current relievers are under team control past this season.
If Huntington were able to add an arm, he would have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for someone that the Bucs would only have for likely two weeks as they wouldn’t be able to add him to the postseason roster if they somehow get there.