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Looking to upgrade in right field, the Pirates are studying deals for Nate Schierholtz and Alex Rios. It is
possible that they'll make a move sooner rather than later, as they are tied for the NL Central lead while last in OPS at the position (slash line of .239/.302/.377 from seven right fielders, with Travis Snider getting the most playing time). Jose Tabata, a right-handed hitter, has played well there in the last month and would seem an ideal complement to the left-handed-hitting Schierholtz, who has been an excellent signing by the Cubs, who got him for $2.25 million over one year. A Rios deal seems like a reach for the Pirates as he's due $13.5 million after this season.