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Fields agrees to minor league deal with Pirates

Infielder Josh Fields has agreed to minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and been invited to big league spring training.

The 28-year-old Fields missed most of last season with a right hip injury, then hit .306 with three home runs and six RBIs in 13 games with Kansas City.

Primarily a third baseman, Fields has a .234 average with 34 homers and 107 RBIs in 217 games with the White Sox (2006-09) and Royals. He had 23 homers and 67 RBIs in 100 games as a rookie with the White Sox in 2007.