The Pirates have claimed right-hander Ashton Goudeau off waivers from the Rockies, Fansided’s Robert Murray tweets. Colorado designated him for assignment last week when making some moves to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft.
Goudeau, 28, made his Major League debut with the Rockies this past season but totaled just 8 1/3 innings, during which time he allowed seven runs on 15 hits and a pair of walks with only two strikeouts. Those struggles notwithstanding, Goudeau was terrific at the Double-A level in 2019, where he pitched to a 2.07 ERA and 2.05 FIP with 10.5 K/9, 1.4 BB/9, 0.46 HR/9 and a 44 percent ground-ball rate in 16 starts (78 1/3 innings).
The journeyman righty has bounced from the Royals to the Mariners to the Rockies and now the Pirates so far in his pro career, and he’ll give the Pittsburgh organization some depth either in the rotation or the bullpen. The Pirates’ 40-man roster was full, so they’ll need to make a corresponding move to accommodate Goudeau’s acquisition.