Rehabbing right-hander Tom Koehler was signed to a minor-league contract by the Pirates on Tuesday that also includes a club option for 2020.
Koehler underwent shoulder surgery last July to repair a tear in his anterior capsule and will not be ready to pitch when the season begins. He did not receive an invitation to major league spring training and will instead work out at minor league camp.
Koehler would make $850,000 this season if he reaches the major leagues and could earn another $250,000 in performance bonuses. The option is for $1.25 million and includes the potential for another $1.25 million in performance bonuses.