Kensing added to growing list of non-roster invitees
The Pirates have officially announced the signing of lefty Jo-Jo Reyes (which was reported here yesterday), as well as the signing of righty Logan Kensing. Both players will participate in Spring Training under non-roster invitations.
Some information on Kensing:
He hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2009, when he was with Washington. The 29-year-old made 26 appearances out of the Nationals’ bullpen that year. He posted an 8.68 ERA, walked 12 and struck out 12 in 28 innings.
He missed the entire ’10 season recovering from elbow surgery and began the 2011 season pitching in independent ball. The Yankees then signed him to a Minor League deal in late June, and Kensing spent the rest of the year playing on New York’s Triple-A club in Scranton Wilkes-Barre. In 21 appearances there, Kensing had a 4.28 ERA.
This brings the total of non-roster invitations handed out by the Pirates to 11. Here is a look at the people on that list:
- Ryota Igarashi
- Logan Kensing
- Shairon Martis
- Jo-Jo Reyes
- Tim Wood
- Jake Fox
- Jose Morales
- Jeff Clement
- Nick Evans
- Anderson Hernandez
- Brandon Boggs
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