The only team to appear to have a chance at catching the Cardinals in the NL Central, the Pirates are looking to add a few pieces as if that will help them contend with a high-functioning coven of baseball sociopaths all wearing blood-red and probably already hacking into the Pirates' databases to figure out how any potential moves would play out.
The Pirates lost a .279/.313/.384 bat when Josh Harrison went down, and his thumb surgery will keep him out for a decent chunk of time. For that reason, Ben Revere seems to be an option to replace him. Revere, while one of the more charming Phillies on a squad of faceless or talentless warm bodies, is expendable roster-wise given the similar attributes of Odubel Herrera. With numbers like .294/.335/.377 with 21 SB this season, he could slide into Harrison's role, despite murmurs of disapproval for his skills as a lead-off hitter.
Meanwhile, as even Jon Morosi of FOX Sports confirmed, the Pirates are also peeking into the barrel of utility bench guys as the All-Star break approaches and have for some reason focused on Jeff Francoeur. Francoeur is hitting .246 with 37 SO and 8 BB.
But yeah, I mean, there's only so many professional baseball players in the world. The Pirates beat writer who initially mentioned this news also said Francoeur could probably be had for a double A pitcher, as long as nobody shows the Pirates that .gif I just posted.