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Pittsburgh Pirates sign Dee Strange-Gordon

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Dee Strange-Gordon (6) returns to the dugout after the second inning of the MLB Cactus League Spring Training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Oakland Athletics at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., on Monday, March 1, 2021. Cincinnati Reds At Oakland Athletics Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates are signing former batting champion Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league deal, ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 33-year-old infielder will report to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh becomes the fourth team in the National League Central to give Strange-Gordon a look this season, as he spent spring training with the Cincinnati Reds and played in the minors with affiliates for both the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs.

He has played in 37 games this season in Triple-A with Nashville and Iowa, batting a combined .259 with two home runs, 11 RBIs and five steals.

An All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 and the Miami Marlins in 2015, Strange-Gordon won the National League batting title in 2015 (.333) and led the majors in stolen bases in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He won a Gold Glove at second base in 2015.

Strange-Gordon is a .286 career hitter and leads all active players with 333 steals in 1,002 games with the Dodgers (2011-14), Marlins (2015-17) and Seattle Mariners (2018-20).

–Field Level Media