Pittsburgh Pirates Player News: All Positions

News: Crick is expected to continue in his role as a setup man entering the 2019 campaign, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: The 26-year-old saw his most extensive major league action last season, compiling a 2.39 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 65:23 K:BB in 60.1 innings. Slotted behind closer Felipe Vazquez and Keona Kela, Crick figures to help fantasy owners with holds -- he accumulated 17 holds in 2018. The hard-throwing righty has struggled with his control throughout the minors (6.0 BB/9), but nearly cut that total in half (3.4 BB/9) with Pittsburgh.
News: Reyes will see time at shortstop during spring training in an effort to win an Opening Day roster spot as a super-utility player, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Impact: Although he exceeded expectations last fall September, slashing .293/.349/.483 with three home runs and seven RBI in 63 plate appearances, the 25-year-old isn't assured of making the team. The Pirates have added multiple options around the infield and outfield and Reyes still has minor-league options remaining. In seven minor-league seasons, he's slashed an underwhelming .277/.352/.411. He's averaged six homers and 16 steals per year, however, and those stolen bases could land him on the fantasy radar. Even if he's sent back to Triple-A, look for Reyes to see time with Pittsburgh in 2019.