Pirates sign two Minor League free agents

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the signing of two minor league free agents, which includes an invitation to Major League spring training camp.

Dan Runzler (LHP) -- Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with Minnesota last season before being assigned to Triple-A Rochester to begin the year...Allowed an earned run in just one of his first seven appearances (8.1ip/3er)...Was released on 6/22 and signed by the independent Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League on 7/5...Has a career record of 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA (72.1ip/31er) in 89 appearances (one start) in the big leagues in parts of four seasons (2009-12) spent with San Francisco.

Jason Stoffel (RHP) -- Posted a combined record of 3-5 with 24 saves and a 2.44 ERA (59.0ip/16er) in 55 relief appearances last season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk...Led all Orioles minor leagu- ers with 24 saves in 2016...Has a career record of 28-22 with 116 saves and a 3.34 ERA (426.1ip/158er) in 381 career relief appearances in the minors since making his professional debut in 2009 with the Arizona League Giants...Was a 2012 mid- and post-season All-Star in the Texas League while pitching for Corpus Christi and a 2013 mid-season All-Star in the Pacific Coast League while playing for Oklahoma City...Was originally selected by San Francisco in the fourth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft.