Pirates interested in Ben Revere, Jeff Francoeur

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Per beat writer Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Revere has turned things around after a really rough start to the 2015 season and enters play Sunday with a respectable .294/.335/.377 slash line. He also has 21 stolen bases in 26 tries. As noted by Biertempfel, the 27-year-old Revere could operate as a fill-in at leadoff for the Bucs until Josh Harrison returns from a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb and then slide into a pinch-running role down the stretch. The interest in Francoeur is a little harder to understand. He’s batting just .246 with a .688 OPS (89 OPS+).

Pittsburgh currently boasts the second-best record in the National League at 52-35.