Multiple Teams Interested In D.J. Carrasco

At least five teams have inquired about Pirates reliever D.J. Carrasco, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (via Twitter). The 33-year-old makes $950K this season and is under team control through 2012. We have seen recent indications that it's a hostile market for teams looking to add relievers, though there are some options available

The righty has posted a 4.14 ERA in 50 innings, so it's not surprising that teams are asking the Pirates about him. The White Sox non-tendered Carrasco last winter and he has responded with 7.0 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9. His $950K salary makes him one of the cheaper relievers available.

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5 Comments on "Multiple Teams Interested In D.J. Carrasco"

5 years 1 month ago

Carrasco is pitching tonight! Scuts are probaby watching him as he has to pitch in Long relief tonight du by a short outing by Brad Lincoln who had a 9-0 lead in th top of the secod but can’t get out of the third! That’s pathedic!

5 years 1 month ago

Pirates have Moskos ready to come up and fill that spot. This would be a fine way to load up another prospect, though possibly not impact ready.

5 years 1 month ago

Carrasco is a versatile long/middle reliever. Moskos is a late inning left handed guy. I would rather replace Lopez with Moskos and keep Carrasco around for a cheap, solid right-handed option.

Tacho Bill
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah, I don’t think the Pirates would get much for him. Or Paul Maholm, really. Too bad.

5 years 1 month ago

Then the Pirates keep him. No reason to trade if you do not improve.