The Pirates have reportedly signed right-hander Leandro Rodriguez out of the Dominican Prospect League, according to the DPL website.
The site describes the 17-year-old Rodriguez as having a "loose" arm and said the Pirates signed him for $80,000. The club has not announced the signing.
Scouring the DPL for talent is nothing new to the Bucs. Last year, they signed Willy Garcia, Jonathan Herrand, Isaac Sanchez and Miguel De Aza out of the league, spending a combined $795,000 in signing bonuses.