Bucs Sign Beimel To Minor League Deal
Joe Beimel
Joe Beimel

Posted Jan 28, 2011

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 33-year-old Beimel went 1-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 71 relief appearances with Colordo last season, which was his second straight season with 70-plus appearances and fifth straight with at least 60 appearances.

Beimel was originally selected by the Pirates in the 18th round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft. He made his big league debut with Pittsburgh in 2001 and compiled a record of 10-20 in 164 appearances (23 starts) from 2001-03 with Pittsburgh.

Since breaking into the big leagues in 2001, Beimel has compiled a career record of 23-31 with a 4.16 ERA (562.1ip/260er) in 532 games (23 starts) with Pittsburgh (2001-03), Minnesota (2004), Tampa Bay (2005), the Los Angeles Dodgers (2006- 08), Washington (2009) and Colorado (2009-10).

Related Stories
2011 MLB Draft Q&A: Daniel Norris
 -by PinstripesPlus.com  Jan 26, 2011
Ray Searage Interview
 -by PiratesDugout.com  Jan 31, 2011
MLB Insiders: Pittsburgh Pirates
 -by PiratesDugout.com  Jan 24, 2011

> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> MiLB &
   MLB Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from PiratesDugout.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
RP Joe Beimel (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Baseball > Allegany College Of Maryland > Alumni
Baseball > Duquesne > Alumni
Baseball > Pittsburgh
Baseball > St. Mary's Area SHS > Alumni
[View My HotList]