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Former top prospect Brent Honeywell Jr. has signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He will receive a non-roster invitation to big league camp and could earn $1.25 million if he makes the MLB roster.
A former top prospect with the Rays, Honeywell logged his first extended MLB action at age 28 last season.
Honeywell's career has been hampered by injuries, including a Tommy John procedure and multiple elbow fractures. Despite modest numbers in his rookie season, Honeywell made it through the 2023 campaign without any trips to the injured list. He will now try to establish himself as part of the Pirates' middle relief group.
A horrible series of injuries...sidetracked Honeywell in his climb through the minors.
The Pirates already have a strong bullpen group, but they will be looking to build their minor league depth. Honeywell is out of options, meaning the Pirates would have to keep him in the majors or designate him for assignment if he earns a spot on the roster.
The Bucs have David Bednar, Aroldis Chapman, Colin Holderman...and others as strong bets to open the season in the bullpen.