The first time Nate McLouth joined the Pirates organization, he was 18 and had just finished his senior year at Whitehall High School in Michigan.

The second time Nate McLouth joined the Pirates, 11 years later, he did so of his own volition, the memories of his playing days in Pittsburgh convincing him to return and reverse a 2009 trade that he called, "In a word ... devastating."

"I grew comfortable with the city, living in the city, finally learning my way around those messed-up roads there," he said. "Just grew very comfortable with the people in the organization."