Sources: Pirates following Carlos Pena

Updated: July 27, 2011, 8:52 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MILWAUKEE -- Scouts from the Pittsburgh Pirates have been following Chicago Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena for more than a month, according to multiple major league sources.

The Pirates, currently involved in a four-team race to win the NL Central, are looking to add a big bat before baseball's July 31 trade deadline. At least one Pittsburgh scout will be on hand when the Cubs take on the Brewers on Wednesday night.

From the Cubs' perspective, Pena has picked a bad ...

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