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Pirates Trade Rumors: Bucs 'Are Going To Get A Bat,' Tim Kurkjian Says

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Tim Kurkjian on Baseball Tonight:

I've been told by people within the organization they are going to get a bat, either an outfielder or a first baseman. Whatever they get, Garrett Jones will go play the other position. They are not fooling around. After all these years under .500, they have a chance to make the playoffs, and they're going to go for it ...

Kurkjian sounds really emphatic here, but even more important than that to me is his claim to have gotten his information from the Pirates themselves.

A corner player of some kind would probably be the easiest effective way to upgrade the offense, which isn't likely to continue hitting three home runs a night.