The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have selected left-handed pitcher Donnie Veal off the Chicago…
"Ramon Vazquez is a veteran major league player who provides us depth and protection at all positions in the infield," Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said. "His ability, versatility and veteran presence is a quality addition to our organization."
The left-handed hitting Vazquez hit .353 (49-for-139) with runners on base and .310 (78-for-252) with six home runs off right-handed pitchers last season.
Vazquez broke into the Majors in 2001 with Seattle after being selected by the Mariners in the 27th round of the 1995 First-Year Player Draft. In his career, he has compiled a .257 batting average, going 449-for-1747 with 79 doubles, 17 triples, 21 home runs and 160 RBI in 595 games with Seattle (2001), San Diego (2002-04), Boston (2005), Cleveland (2006) and Texas (2007-08).
Pittsburgh's 40-man roster is currently at 40 players.