Pirates to sign lefty reliever Joe Beimel
John Perrotto of Baseballprospectus.com and baseball columnist of the Beaver County times said Thursday night the Pirates may sign left-hand pitcher Joel Beimel.
“Hearing there is a very good chance that LHP Joe Beimel, the pride of Elk County and Duquesne, will sign with the Pirates as a free agent.”
Troy Renck of the Denver Post confirmed those reports and also said, he was “lured by the role, manager Clint Hurdle and family in the area.”
Beimel is a Pennsylvania native and attended college at Duquesne University.
The 34-year-old lefty had a 3.40 ERA in 71 games with the Rockies during the 2010 season. The 10-year Major League veteran is 23-31 lifetime with a 4.16 ERA.