Juan Cruz signs with Pirates
The 33-year-old Cruz went 5-0 with a 3.88 ERA in 56 relief appearances with Tampa Bay last season. He's previously pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Kansas City Royals.
Cruz is 37-35 with a 4.13 ERA in 11 seasons.
The Pirates have now invited 20 non-roster players to spring training, which opens Feb. 19.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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