The Pirates designated right-hander Ramon Aguero for assignment to create 40-man roster space for Jose Veras, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. The Pirates had optioned Aguero to Double-A Altoona on March 14th.
Aguero posted a 6.14 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 5.2 BB/9 in 29 1/3 innings at Class A and Double-A last year. The 26-year-old Dominican has a 4.14 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in parts of five pro seasons.
According to WTM’s site, Aguero was injured for part of last season, but his performance thereafter at AA wasn’t inspiring at all. I doubt any team will claim him.
I stand corrected 😮
What even compelled them to mark him on the 40 man roster to begin with? I’m sure his reign down at the farm was a rocky one with those shotty numbers.
Because he can throw over 100mph, but tires out in the bullpen sessions. By the time, he’s on the mound, he only throws about 85-88mph.