Pirates add Hart to mix with 1-year deal

First baseman/outfielder spent 2014 with Mariners after missing all of '13 season

Pirates add Hart to mix with 1-year deal

CHICAGO -- The Pirates signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year deal for the 2015 season on Friday.

In 10 Major League seasons, Hart, 32, has compiled a .271 batting average, 220 doubles, 33 triples, 160 home runs, 529 RBIs and 546 runs scored in 1,013 games between the Brewers (2004-2013) and Mariners (2014).

According to reports, Hart will get $2.5 million from the Pirates, and his contract includes another $2.5 million in incentives.

Hart missed the entire '13 season following knee surgery, and was then signed by the Mariners on Dec. 13, 2013. In 68 games with Seattle in '14, primarily as the designated hitter, he batted .203 with nine doubles, six home runs and 21 RBIs.

The right-handed-hitting Hart belted at least 20 home runs in all but one of his full seasons with the Brewers. In 2010, Hart was named to the National League All-Star team for the second time and established career highs in home runs (31), RBIs (102) and runs scored (91) that season.

To make room on the Pirates' 40-man roster for Hart, right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet was designated for assignment.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.