Worth noting

• The Pirates signed right-hander Matt Nevarez on Thursday, the Wichita Wingnuts announced. The 27-year-old had 23 saves and a 1.59 ERA for the Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He was assigned to Double-A Altoona.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.