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Pirates sign Cody Eppley to minor league contract

Nov 26, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

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As first reported by Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates have reached agreement with right-hander Cody Eppley on a minor league contract with a non-roster invite to spring training.

Eppley had a solid season out of the Yankees’ bullpen in 2012, posting a 3.33 ERA in 46 innings. But he spent the majority of 2013 at Triple-A and the results there weren’t great. The 28-year-old owns a 4.61 ERA in 56 2/3 career major league frames.

The Pirates also signed catcher Nevin Ashley to a minor league contract on Tuesday.

Ashley also received an invitation to spring training.

  1. Liam - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    It’s hard to
    Get out righties
    We need a sidearmer
    It’s Cody Eppley

  2. drone501 - Nov 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    we also need some hitting. losing byrd could hurt us. jones is gone. hope huntingdon has bigger moves up his sleeves.

  3. eddiek77 - Dec 1, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Why is it that I am beginning to believe that the summer of ’13 is one in which the stars aligned for the Pirates? Liriano was an amazing story. Grilli and Melancon were incredible stories. Russell Martin was a leader. Jeff Locke had a tremendous first half. Jordy Mercer had some big hits. Jeez, even Jose Tabata came through a few times.
    But when it gets down to it, can you really count on anyone other than Andrew, Starling and Pedro this coming year? Can you really believe that any pitcher except Cole with better what they did in ’13?
    I’d love to see the Bucs go farther in ’14, but is that logical when they are contacting Lance Berkman and Rafael Furcal about joining the team?
    Nutting and Huntington are already crying poor, and we’re not even into winter yet.

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