For being a non-tender, former Brave Matt Diaz was drawing a lot of interest Tuesday in Orlando, with 10 teams reported to be interested.
The winner of the Diaz Sweepstakes? The Pirates, who were willing to give him a two-year commitment. Considering he's got a .301/.350/.456 slash line in 559 major-league games, and they needed a right-handed outfielder, this seems like a pretty decent acquisition for the Pirates. It will be interesting to see the financial details -- given the Pirates' payroll, you wouldn't think this would be a huge deal, but if they were bidding against nine other teams, who knows? Best guess is that the Pirates were the only team ready to hand him a starting job and go two years on the deal.
The 32-year-old will likely play right field in Pittsburgh.
-- David Andriesen
UPDATE : CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler confirms the deal at two years and $4.5 million.
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