With Bryce Harper Still Available, The Pirates Just Signed Garth Brooks

Bryce Harper & Manny Machado are still free agents and the Pittsburgh Pirates just signed Garth Brooks?

Yep, they sure did.

According to CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Garth Brooks to a Spring Training contract that will last about 2 weeks. He reported today and will be staying throughout the week, until next Thursday, however, this isn’t Garth’s first go in the Major Leagues. Back in the ’90s and early 2000s, Brooks had stints with the Padres, Mets, and the Kansas City Royals.

“This is the 20th anniversary of Garth’s Teammates For Kids charity,” Brooks said, via Tribune-Review Sports.

The charity calls on professional athletes to donate based on their performance levels in their sport. A great pitcher, for example, might pledge a donation for every strikeout, a quarterback for completions, a hockey goalie for saves, a basketball player for free throws, etc. Then, the Foundation’s Board, made up of Hall of Fame athletes, corporation owners, corporate officers, and entertainers, triples the amount donated by each athlete.

Watch him take some awkward grounders…

Gonna be a long two weeks…