PITTSBURGH (AP) -Right-hander Elmer Dessens signed a minor-league contract Monday with the Pittsburgh Pirates, nearly 15 years after first signing with the team.
Dessens, who turns 36 next week, was 2-8 with a 6.12 ERA in 61 games with Pittsburgh from 1996-98. He was with three clubs last season, going 2-2 with a 7.15 ERA in 17 games with the Dodgers, Brewers and Rockies.
Pittsburgh also signed right-hander Adam Bernero to a minor-league contract. Bernero had reconstructive elbow surgery on Feb. 28 and missed the season after previously signing with Boston.
The 31-year-old Bernero is 11-27 with a 5.91 ERA in 150 career games with the Tigers, Rockies, Braves, Phillies and Royals. He was a combined 1-14 with the Tigers and Rockies in 2003.
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Reds continue to harm Cards' playoff chances   After another flop at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals need a flamethrowing 22-year-old to keep them afloat in the National...
Thumbnail Giants aim to obliterate Rockies again San Francisco erupted for 19 hits in last night’s victory over Colorado. Will the West Coast crowd witness further offensive heroics...
Thumbnail Cards seek to build momentum against Reds Jhonny Peralta’s had a tough time since returning from the disabled list on June 7. Perhaps, though, he’s rediscovering that familiar power stroke when it matters...
Thumbnail Yanks keeping slim hopes alive vs. Red Sox Clay Buchholz proved his playoff bona fides in 2013. In order for the Red Sox to inflict some real damage this October, the righty may have to be equally...
Thumbnail Reds threatening Cardinals' playoff prospects The Cardinals have laid some absolutely clunkers at Busch Stadium this season. Nothing, however, compares to the embarrassment...
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages