The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed another player who might be in their platoon at first base.
The team announced Wednesday that it has signed outfielder and catcher John Jaso to a two-year deal. FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal is worth $8 million.
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Source: Jaso deal with #Pirates is two years, $8M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 23, 2015
Jaso has primarily played catcher during his seven-year career, only recently converting to an outfielder last season with the Tampa Bay Rays last season; however, in their announcement of Jaso's signing, the Pirates referred to him as a "first baseman/outfielder," which hints at their intended use of the 32-year-old, who finished fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting in 2010.
Jaso has only played two games at first base in his major-league career, neither of which were starts.