5 former Pirates the team could reunite with at the 2024 MLB Trade Deadline

The MLB Trade Deadline is approaching fast and the rumors are starting. Multiple former Pirates are candidates to be traded at the deadline and Pittsburgh may be buying. Let's go over five former Pirates who could return to Pittsburgh at the deadline.
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Miguel Andujar, Outfield

Last year, Miguel Andujar was the best hitter in the Indianapolis Indians' lineup, but when called up to play on the Pirates, he struggled a lot. The Oakland Athletics decided to acquire Andujar, and when he became healthy, he got off to a great start offensively. Oakland is, for certain, going to sell at the deadline, and Andujar is a guy that many teams would be interested in acquiring.

Although he did not work out in Pittsburgh last year, he could return and be much more productive. The Pirates are in need of an outfielder and Andujar is a cheap option, so a reunion is definetly possible.

Andujar began the season on the injured list with a torn meniscus but is now fully healthy and off to a very hot start. In 42 plate appearances, Andujar has a .341 batting average with two home runs and 12 runs batted in. He also has an OPS of .870, including a healthy slugging percentage of .537. His wRC+ is excellent at 148, and his strikeout percentage is very low at 9.5%.

This is a very small sample size as his season just started a few weeks ago. Nonetheless, this is a very hot start for Andujar and if he continues to keep it up, then he could be a solid option to acquire ahead of the trade deadline.