Pirates Sign Nick Evans

According to Andy Martino of the Daily NewsNick Evans has signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Evans had a decent season in 2011 batting .256/.314/.403 with four home runs and 25 RBI over 192 PA in 59 games for the Mets.

In 2010, he had a solid showing and posted a .300/.371/.536 slash with 23 homeruns and 80 RBIs in 548 PA between Binghamton and Buffalo.

Evans could thrive in Pittsburgh where he will get what he never got with the Mets – regular playing time and a real opportunity to see what he is truly capable of.