The Pirates have been relatively quiet on the trade front as Tuesday's MLB Trade Deadline approaches, but that could reportedly be changing in a major way.
Pittsburgh, which has won a bunch of games lately as it positions itself for a postseason run, is reportedly looking at adding a major starting pitcher.
According to multiple reports, the Pirates have reportedly inquired about Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer, who is arguably the best starting pitcher available on the trade market.
MLB insider Joel Sherman first reported the news.
"Lots of teams still asking about Archer, my biggest surprise was to hear #Pirates have inquired. Also #Braves, #Padres. Belief that #Brewers, #Athletics and #Yankees also have touched base, at minimum," he reports.
Fellow MLB insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the news.
The price for Archer is reportedly quite high, but the Pirates are just 4 games out of the Wild Card and could be looking to pay it.