Bucs sign Josh Stinson to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson on a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Major League spring training in 2015.

The 26-year-old Stinson made Baltimore’s 2014 Opening Day roster and made seven appearances prior to being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on April 28. He went 5-5 with a 5.48 ERA (85.1ip/52er) and one save in 22 games (13 starts) with Norfolk, winning five straight decisions from July 24 thru August 13.

Originally selected by New York (NL) in the 37th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, Stinson made his big league debut with the Mets on September 2, 2011.

Stinson also made six appearances with the Brewers in 2012 after being claimed off waivers prior to the start of that season. He was also claimed off waivers by Baltimore prior to the 2013 season and made 11 appearances with the Orioles in 2013, pitching a career-high 17.0 innings.


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