Mike Zagurski Elects Free Agency

WEDNESDAY: Zagurski has elected free agency, MLBTR has learned. His dominant numbers at Triple-A Indianapolis this season should lead to some interest from other clubs. In 21 innings, Zagurski pitched to a 2.14 ERA with 37 strikeouts (15.9 K/9) and nine walks (3.9 BB/9). He allowed only 15 hits in those 21 frames as well.

TUESDAY: After being designated for assignment by the Pirates on Saturday, Mike Zagurski cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A today, MLBTR's Tim Dierkes has learned.  The left-hander will decide whether to elect free agency tomorrow. 

The 30-year-old made six appearances for Pittsburgh this year, allowing ten runs with eight walks and five strikeouts.  Zagurski was signed to a minor-league deal by the Pirates in the offseason after posting a 5.54 ERA in 37 and 1/3 innings for the Diamondbacks in 2012.

Back in late May, the Yankees called the Bucs to inquire on Zagurski's availability but were turned down.


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