The Pittsburgh Pirates have spoken to the Philadelphia Phillies regarding outfielders Jeff Francoeur and Ben Revere, reports Rob Biertempfel of The Pittsburgh Tribune. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports first reported that Pittsburgh had interest in Francouer.
As Biertempfel noted, Revere would be a good option for the Pirates in the leadoff spot following Josh Harrison's injury. Revere has a ton of speed, stealing 21 bases thus far this season and stealing 49 last season.
Francoeur, on the other hand, could also be a lower-quality replacement for Harrison, as he would be a good bench or platoon player, as the righty has hit pretty well against left-handed pitching over his career, with a .783 OPS.
The Pirates are 52-35 and are in the running for the Wild Card.
On the season, Revere is hitting .294/.335/.377 with a homer, six triples, and 23 runs batted in over 346 plate appearances. Francoeur is hitting .246/.278/.410 with six homers and 26 runs batted in over 194 plate appearances.