It was a matter of time until the Pittsburgh Pirates brought in a new outfielder. It has been speculated about since the trade that sent Starling Marte to Arizona. The question was who the Bucs would sign, not if they would sign an outfielder. It seemed that their preference was to bring in Kevin Pillar, but lost him to the Boston Red Sox.
After Pillar signed with the Red Sox, the Pittsburgh Pirates acted quickly to find another option. The team signed 35-year-old Jarrod Dyson to a one year deal worth $2 million.