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Report: Pirates interested in Ramon Santiago

Nov 12, 2011, 10:02 AM EDT

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According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Pirates have interest in free agent infielder Ramon Santiago.

Santiago has proven to be a valuable utility man for Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland. The 32-year-old has batted .263/.323/.362 with a .685 OPS over the past three seasons. He is also known as an above average defender at second base and shortstop.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said earlier this month that he would be interested in bringing Santiago back in his standard utility role, but he also said that he wouldn’t be surprised if “somebody stepped up and offered him an everyday role.” Well, according to Morosi, the Pirates are considering him as their regular shortstop.

  1. themanchine - Nov 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Was Brandon Wood really that bad?

    .270 OBP, I guess so.

  2. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Doesn’t hurt to give the guy a try. Pirates have little to lose.

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