Brendan Donnelly is the mystery reliever, agrees to terms with Bucs
DK is reporting today that not only is Brendan Donnelly is the third reliever the Pirates were negotiating with, but that he's agreed to terms with the team.
Donnelly will be 38 on the Fourth of July, but he pitched very well in 25 1/3 innings with the Marlins last year. In fact, he's always pitched well everywhere he's been, save a short, ugly stint with Cleveland in 2008. He had Tommy John surgery in 2007, which is what cut both 2007 and 2008 short, and he spent part of last year with the Astros Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
Donnelly said earlier this off-season that he wasn't interested in taking a minor league deal, but there's no indication either way in terms of contracts. If this is a big league deal, it'll likely be cheap and incentive-laden. In any case, he showed last year...