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Pirates sign minor league infielder, outright Yoervis Medina

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Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates have signed infielder Anderson Feliz to a minor league contract.  Feliz spent six years in the Yankees' system, spending parts of the last three at high A, the furthest he advanced.  The Yankees released him before the 2015 season and he caught on with Lancaster of the independent Atlantic League.  He played mainly second base for the Yankees and third base for Lancaster.  He's also played the outfield.  Feliz has little experience at short.  His career batting line in the minors is 245/326/368 in 324 games.  With Lancaster it was 275/344/415 in 92 games.  He's never made any top prospect lists.

The Pirates may end up sending Feliz to Altoona.  With JaCoby Jones gone, and Adam Frazier, Max Moroff and Gift Ngoepe all earning promotions, the Curve may be a little short on infielders.

UPDATE:  On another topic, the Pirates' official transaction page indicates that they've outrighted RHP Yoervis Medina to Indianapolis, so he must have cleared waivers.  The Pirates designated Medina for assignment a week and a half ago to clear 40-man roster space for A.J. Schugel.