As many teams pursued relief pitchers in a deep free-agent market, the Pirates opted to add via waivers and the Rule 5 Draft.
As the Winter Meetings came to a close Thursday morning, Neal Huntington gave no indication as to which direction the Pirates will go this offseason.
Both pitchers will provide the Pirates with depth in their bullpen in 2018 and beyond.
While the Cardinals and Cubs have been aggressive, the Pirates have waited for the market to develop during the Winter Meetings.
Despite the resurgence of Andrew McCutchen and the emergence of Josh Bell, the Pirates' offense was among the worst in Major League Baseball in 2017.
Gerrit Cole's agent said the rumors are likely the product of the Pirates' history of listening to offers on players who have four years of service.
It is becoming more evident at the Winter Meetings that Josh Harrison is likely to be traded by the end of the offseason.
The Pirates have expressed interest in a number of relief pitchers, although Neal Huntington remains mum on the club's strategy at the Winter Meetings.
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Sean Rodriguez and Adam Frazier are internal options to complement David Freese at third base.
Vielma is expected to start the season at Triple-A, although he would be behind Kevin Newman on the organization's depth chart.
Multiple reports say the Pirates are willing to listen to trade offers for Gerrit Cole.
Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole and Josh Harrison are coveted by a number of teams in Major League Baseball.
Dave Parker's wait to enter the Hall of Fame will continue.
Neal Huntington remained noncommittal when asked about Andrew McCutchen's future with the franchise.
Pirates management was asked about payroll, McCutchen and much more during two question-and-answer sessions.
It sounds as if the Pirates have given up on Jung Ho Kang returning to the United States in 2018.