Jeff Passan from ESPN reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a minor league deal with infielder Dee Strange-Gordon and he will report to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Infielder Dee Strange-Gordon and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement on a minor league deal, source tells ESPN. He’ll report to their Triple-A affiliate in Indy.
Strange-Gordon has now been with four NL Central teams in 2021: Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 7, 2021
Gordon is 33 years old, a two-time All-Star, who has won a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger, a batting title and three stolen base crowns. He is a career .286/.319/.360 hitter in 1,002 big league games, with 333 career steals. In three seasons with the Seattle Mariners (2018-20), he had a .636 OPS in 291 games, though he struggled badly in the shortened 2020 season, posting a .482 OPS in 33 games. He has already spent time with the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs this season, though he has yet to appear in the majors. He has a .660 OPS and five steals in 37 games at Triple-A this season. He has mostly played shortstop in the minors and second base in the majors.