|T.J. Beam agrees with Pittsburgh Pirates on minor league deal|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 14 December 2007 14:53|
Beam would make $450,000 if he plays in the majors.
The 27-year-old Beam was 2-0 with an 8.50 ERA in 20 games with the Yankees in 2006, the only season he has pitched in the majors.
The former University of Mississippi pitcher was 4-3 with a 3.59 ERA in 29 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.
The Pirates have been adding hard-throwing but minimally priced pitchers to their organization, a priority since general manager Neal Huntington was hired in September. Earlier this month, they drafted right-hander Evan Meek and picked up right-handers Jimmy Barthmaier and Ty Taubenheim on waivers.