The Pirates made an offer yesterday to relief pitcher Dan Kolb, according to Dejan over at the PG. The terms of the offer are not known but it is believed that Kolb is looking for a one-year deal that would guarantee him a spot on the 40 man roster.
Kolb, who will turn 32 next month, had two fine seasons as the Milwaukee Brewers' closer in 2003-04, recording 60 saves in 67 chances with a 2.55 ERA. In the second of those seasons, he pitched in the All-Star Game.
But Kolb's fortunes flipped in 2005 with the Atlanta Braves. He lost the closer's job, blew seven saves in 18 chances and posted a 5.93 ERA.