Latest updates: the Pirates are or aren’t interested in Justin Morneau, have inquired about Marlon Byrd

Justin Morneau's been a name that's been at least peripherally associated with the Pirates for most of this trade deadline season. Jon Heyman says the Pirates and Orioles are both interested in the former MVP. John Perrotto says the Bucs have "next-to-zero" interest in Morneau. So they definitely either are or aren't interested. Morneau hasn't been so good this year and Garrett Jones is a defensive nightmare in right field, so I'm guessing Morneau is a backup plan for the Pirates at this point.

Meanwhile, there's this: 

Byrd is right-handed, so again, I'd be willing to bet he's a backup plan.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.