March 2, 2012; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Brian Jeroloman (31) poses for a portrait during photo day at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The Pittsburgh Pirates are attracted to Brian Jeroloman and acquired him for the second time in the past couple of years. Jeroloman will be sent to Triple-A Indianapolis. He can catch and throw pretty well, but struggles immensely with the bat. The catching and throwing part of the scenario is the obvious strength which has been a challenge for Lucas May this spring.
The Pirates will send some cash to the Cleveland Indians for his services.
Ali Solis is currently banged up and will begin the season on the DL. Tony Sanchez had a hammy tweak this week, so hence, the perceived need for another catcher. The cost was low, and as the adage goes, a team can never have too many catchers in the system.
Jeroloman played in 16 games for the Indians during Spring Training, he hit .136 with one double and one RBI. The Blue Jays drafted him in the sixth round back in 2006 and he has been in the minors since. Obviously, the key factor here is we trust we never have to see Jeroloman in Pittsburgh this season. If Jeroloman is on the Buccos roster, it’s safe to assume the world is coming to an end.