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.
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!
Andrew Ritter Jr
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.
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.
Yeah, I don’t think the Pirates would get much for him. Or Paul Maholm, really. Too bad.
Then the Pirates keep him. No reason to trade if you do not improve.