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Perrotto: Pirates Shouldn’t Be Caught Short at Key Position in 2023 (+)



Pittsburgh Pirates, Kevin Plawecki

The old baseball adage says you can never have enough pitching.

There is a reason why that phrase has become a cliché. Because it is true.

One of the painful lessons the Pittsburgh Pirates learned during a 100-loss season last year is you can never have enough catching, either.

That explains why the Pirates moved to sign Kevin Plawecki to a minor-league contract on Feb. 12 as a free agent, just two days before pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. When the Pirates had a chance to add another veteran catcher, they didn’t hesitate this time.

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