Pirates add RHP Brandon Maurer, OF J.B. Shuck on minor-league deals
The Pittsburgh Pirates added some depth to their pool of players competing for opening-day roster spots on Wednesday, signing pitcher Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck to minor-league deals.
Maurer, a 28-year-old righthander, has a 5.36 ERA over 289 career appearances with three teams over the past six seasons. Shuck, 31, has a .244 average over 434 games playing for five teams since 2011.
Last season, Maurer was 0-4 with a 7.76 ERA in 37 games for the Kansas City Royals. Shuck had a 1.92 average, .486 OPS and no home runs in 70 games for the Miami Marlins.
Both players were given invitations to major-league spring training.
The Pirates also announced the signing of righthander Vicente Campos to a minor-league deal. Campos, 24, has been part of four organizations – plus an independent league team – over eight minor-league seasons.
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