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OF Raynor is Bucs’ Rule 5 pickup

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Pirates today selected outfielder John Raynor off the Florida Marlins’ Triple-A roster in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft.

This past season, Raynor hit .257 with 24 doubles, two triples, six homers and 36 RBI. He also stole 19 bases. It was his first year at Triple-A.

“He brings an interesting tools package,” general manager Neal Huntington said. “He can run, he can play defense, he can throw. His (Class) A and Double-A seasons show there is some bat potential. He struggled a little this year, but he could (be) a major league fourth outfielder right now. We like the bat upside enough that we think there’s everyday potential here.”

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