Pirates News: Dee Strange-Gordon Signs Minor League Deal With Club

Adam Taylor McKillop
Former two-time All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon signs a Minor League deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Former two-time All-Star Dee Strange-Gordon signs a Minor League deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

It didn't take him long, but two-time All-Star infielder Dee Strange-Gordon has signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gordon is making a round of the NL Central teams, as the Pirates will be his fourth time signing with a different team in the division this season.

His last stop was the Chicago Cubs, who signed Gordon to a Minor League contract following the injury to Nico Hoerner. Gordon never saw time in the majors for the Cubs and then opted out of his minor league deal with the team. He had previously spent time with both the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.

Now, Gordon heads to Pittsburgh.

Dee Strange-Gordon Pirates

Gordon is a 10-year MLB veteran, with his most recent stop the Seattle Mariners in 2020. Through those 10 years, the speedy infielder owns a career slashing line of .286/.319/.360 while averaging 54 stolen bases across 162-games. His 2020 season was the worst of his career as Gordon hit just .200 across 33 games.

Now, the transaction does raise some eyebrows in Pittsburgh. It's not a huge jump to realize this team may be on the verge of trading away some of its few stars ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline at the end of July. Second baseman Adam Frazier has already seen some interest from contenders such as the Chicago White Sox. Is Gordon bound to find some time in the big leagues this season with Pittsburgh officially sellers at the deadline?

Time will tell, but the Pirates have struggled with their 32-53 overall record, trailing the first-place Brewers by 18.0 games. Pittsburgh owns just +30000 odds to win the division on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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