The Pirates announced Thursday that left-hander Miguel Del Pozo has been designated for assignment. The move opens a spot on the 40-man roster for closer Keone Kela, who has officially been reinstated from the Covid-19 injured list.
Del Pozo, 27, has seen time in the Majors in both of the past two seasons — last year with the Angels — but been clobbered for 18 runs on 17 hits and 16 walks in just 13 innings. He’s punched out 13 hitters in that time, but his overall results obviously haven’t earned him any type of staying power. Del Pozo has respectable numbers up through the Double-A level but has yet to find success in Triple-A or the Majors. The Pirates will have a week to either trade him, release him or look to pass him through outright waivers.
Kela’s return was announced by manager Derek Shelton yesterday. He’ll step right into the closer’s role for a Pirates club that has gone 3-13 to begin the season. Long a high-quality reliever, Kela is a free agent at season’s end and figures to be traded in the coming weeks so long as he remains healthy.
He got off nice. Should have been grabbed by the hair and belt loop, and power slammed into the dumpster outside the stadium.
Yes !! Very Very bad ! Bring up young pitchers what do we have to lose ? Wake up front office stupid .
one of those guys where you wonder how he even got to the Majors.
I can’t tell if he is trying to smile or grimace
Del Pozo has been their MVP this season.
No single player has contributed as much to the cause (getting the top pick in next year’s draft) as he did.
Just wait until Manfred steps in and imposes a “lottery system” that helps the Yankees Dodgers and Red Sox get top 5 picks
Watch the Red Sox go for this guy instead of Garcia from Philly. If he has a high spin rate, the Sox don’t seem to care about high ERAs, FIPs or high walk rates….they just grab them. Frustrating!
singular proof of why spin rate is such a garbage stat
A couple of weeks ago, was listening to a pregame show for the Pirates on the radio. Apparently Marin had seen him with the Rangers last year. Marin says he has nasty stuff but lacks confidence in it. I guess that is what has intrigued teams but no one has been able to get the stuff to translate to the bigs. Who knows if he will ever get it figured out.
ML hitters are VERY confident in his stuff.
His ERA last year was over 10 and he couldn’t even come close to that. He should have only been used in mop up situations. Never thought I would miss Clint Hurdle.
humphrey x boegarts
At least now he can kick off his modelling career
I click over to the Pirates game after the Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights game went to intermission and I see that the Pirates are up 9-1 in the 3rd inning and my initial thought was…”someone misspelled 0″ but no, it’s real.
They have matched their season run total in this game, I believe.
thats it fort pitt
Tampa will pick him up and turn him into a Cy Young contender.
Maybe, Maybe not, While the Pirate were tearing the cover off the ball last night, Glasnow was again pitching like he was with the Pirates. Over the last games: 6 2/3 IP 9 runs 13 hits 5 BB did have 13 SO and 155 freaking pitches……….. Hope for his sake he gets out of the funk.