Tuesday, March 06, 2007

'Dissed' Two Years, Brad Eldred Back in Demand

Leading the major leagues with his fourth homerun of the spring, forgotten Pirates prospect Brad Eldred suddenly finds himself back in demand, according to widespread reports.

Pirates GM David Littlefield has been answering numerous inquiries about the availability of the 6-foot-5, 250-pound first baseman, 26, who spent the last two years on the Indianapolis Indians roster after first being sent down due to the acquistion of Sean Casey, then Adam La Roche.

Though Eldred's knowledge of the strike zone has been questioned, there's little doubt about his power. He reportedly has expressed to management his displeasure about being passed over once again.

Teams looking for help at first base since last season include the Red Sox, Orioles and Angels.