The Pittsburgh Pirates today agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
The 28-year-old Ledezma was a member of Washington's 2009 Opening Day roster, and made five relief appearances before being designated for assignment on April 20. Ledezma also made 18 relief appearances for Syracuse (Nationals' AAA), where he went 0-2 with one save and a 4.19 ERA in 18 relief appearances before being released on July 4. He also made a combined 11 appearances as a reliever with Single-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire after signing with Toronto as a minor league free agent on July 31.
Ledezma has a career record of 15-22 and a 5.17 ERA (370.2ip/213er) in 160 Major League games (40 starts) with Detroit (2003-07), Atlanta (2007), San Diego (2007-08), Arizona (2008) and Washington (2009) since signing with the Boston Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 1998. Ledezma also has a 32-23 record, three saves and a 3.60 ERA (472.2ip/189er) in 124 games (74 starts)
during his minor league career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates also agreed to terms with the following players as non-drafted free agents and assigned them to the Dominican Summer League Pirates.