Bucs eying relievers
According to multiple sources, the Pirates are inquiring heavy on relievers. The Bucs are rumored to be interested in: J.J. Putz, Kevin Gregg, Jeremy Accardo, Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Aaron Heilman.
Putz, who the Pirates inquired about last season, went 7-5 with a 2.83 ERA in 52 innings with the White Sox in 2010.
Gregg was 2-6 with a 3.51 ERA through 51 innings with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Kobayashi posted a 2.21 ERA in 61 innings in Japan this year.
Heilman is interested in starting again. His career stats as a reliever: 3.77 ERA in 461 innings and as a starter: 5.93 ERA in 133.2 innings.