Pirates sign Garrett Atkins to minor league deal
The Pirates have agreed to terms with infielder Garrett Atkins on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
Atkins will be reuniting with Clint Hurdle. He played for the Rockies from 2003-09. During that time he hit .289 with a .354 on-base percentage, 98 homers and 162 doubles.
He spent the 2010 season with the Orioles where he appeared in 44 games. Atkins was released in July. He batted .214 with seven doubles, one homer and nine RBIs.
Atkins made his major league debut at PNC Park in 2003, where he also recorded his first major league hit (Thanks for that info, @Townie813).