"We are very pleased to be able to add Chris Gomez to our roster," Bucs GM Neal Huntington said. "His ability and versatility will make him a very valuable addition to our club. We are happy to add his positive veteran presence to the Pirates clubhouse."
A veteran of 15 major league seasons, Gomez made his big league debut with the Tigers in 1993 after being selected by Detroit in the third round of the 1992 June draft.
In his major league career, he has hit .261 (1156-for-4421) with 226 doubles, 59 home runs and 467 RBI in 1419 games with Detroit (1993-96), San Diego (1996-2001), Tampa Bay (2001-02), Minnesota (2003), Toronto (2004), Baltimore (2005-07) and Cleveland (2007).
Pittsburgh's 40-man roster is currently at 40 players.