Pittsburgh signed Riddle to a one-year deal worth $850K over the winter, but the former Marlins utilityman scuffled through the least-productive season of his career — albeit in a small sample of just 63 plate appearances. But there’s plenty of pedigree here, and he still possesses high-end spin rates on his heater and curveball. October 13, CBS Sports Evaluating your Pirates trade offers from Musgrove to Nutting. Signed by the Yankees as an international amateur from Venezuela in 2003, Cervelli broke into the big leagues as a September call-up five years later. September 15, CBS Dallas Forth Worth These Cookies are necessary for the performance of the Services and may not be removed. Pittsburgh dealt a couple of former highly regarded prospects who had disappointed — Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow — to the Rays, along with a player to be named later who ended up being Shane Baz. He hit .268/.358/.382 with 41 home runs over 2618 plate appearances, a bit better than the league average hitter overall. These are cookies that are required to provide you with features or services that you have requested. "While MLB has yet to announce the order of selections for the 2021 draft, at one point it was viewed as highly likely that it would be determined by the final 2020 standings. In 2015, Cervelli hit .295/.370/.401 (117 wRC+) in 510 plate appearances while rating as one of the league’s premier receiving catchers. For more information about Cookies and how to adjust them, please see our. Rum Bunter Oct 7, 2020. He’s aware of that, hence him using the sarcasm font. "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. This off-season could be a buys one for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the trade market. A strong year in 2009 repeating low-A put him on the map, landing him at #15 on the Cubs prospect list for BA, and then a breakout 2010, split between high-A and AA, saw him rocket up the lists, earning him the top berth on the Cubs list and the #27 spot on the BA top 100 heading into 2011 (though he wasn’t nearly as high on the other prominent rankings). MLB made it to the end of its pandemic-ravaged season. The first deal completes their August deal for Austin Davis, which the Phillies announced earlier today. A miserable 2019 season eventually led to Cervelli’s release from Pittsburgh, although he did latch on with the Braves for their playoff run last season. "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. Jared Oliva Pittsburgh Pirates Transactions Yacksel Rios, By Steve Adams | September 21, 2020 at 1:32pm CDT. Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that there is no indication that alcohol was involved in the accident, adding that Cruz himself did not sustain serious physical injury. Pittsburgh designated infielder/outfielder JT Riddle for assignment in a corresponding move. "Kia Tigers lefty Hyeon-jong Yang is expected to explore offers from MLB teams this winter, Jeeho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency tweets. "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." "The upcoming MLB free-agent class saw its most intriguing domino fall when Mookie Betts signed a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but there is still plenty of impact talent set to hit the open market. Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." The first deal completes their August deal for Austin Davis, which the Phillies announced earlier today. i cant imagine there is much quality talent left. Pittsburgh designated infielder/outfielder JT Riddle for assignment in a corresponding move. By Connor Byrne | September 21, 2020 at 5:18pm CDT. October 06, CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has decided that the final draft order for 2021will be determined by reverse order of the 2020 final standings, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. You didn’t really miss us in the media this year – the reporters and camera crews, banned from the clubhouse during the pandemic, who always manage to turn 32 flavorful quotes into a big scoop of vanilla. Who says no? Was it worth the toll? This is something Stratton did one more than one occassion in 2020. I recently asked for serious trade proposals you’d like to see the Pirates make and here are your responses. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 29, MLB.com October 14, MLB Trade Rumors It didn’t happen. September 26, Bleacher Report Baltimore apparently tried to pass Fulmer through waivers themselves in order to retain him without committing a 40-man roster spot to him, but the Bucs put in a claim to bring him back. Believe it or not, the 2020 MLB season is quickly chugging along and this year’s August 31st trade deadline will be here before we know it. "It's MLB mailbag time once again, and this time around, we asked Bleacher Report app users to choose the most memorable moment of the 2020 MLB season. Nevertheless, he generally continued to produce when healthy over the rest of his five-year Pittsburgh tenure. "The following players are projected to reach free agency after the 2020 MLB season. There’s no need for any asterisk. While a lot of trade rumors about Pittsburgh Pirates relievers revolve around Richard Rodriguez, do not overlook Chris Stratton’s trade value This off-season could be a … "With Major League Baseball’s expanded playoff nearly whittled down to a final four, it’s time to make one thing clear. "As the shortened regular season nears its conclusion, it appears the worst teams in baseball have something to look forward to. By TC Zencka | September 20, 2020 at 3:17pm CDT. They placed fellow outfielder Jason Martin on the 10-day injured list with an upper back strain and moved reliever Yacksel Rios to the 45-day IL in corresponding moves. The Pirates sent left-hander Domingo Robles to the St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Connor Loeprich to the Baltimore Orioles in separate trades for international pool money. "The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed infielder Kevin Newman on the 10-day injured list after being hit by a pitch in last night’s ballgame. That symbol has dogged the game for more than a century, tied in an almost mythical sense to scandal or,..." Between Susac’s outright, yesterday’s claim of righty Sean Poppen and the corresponding decision to designate JT Riddle for assignment, the Pirates’ 40-man roster is at 39 players. " Pittsburgh claimed Fulmer off waivers from the Tigers in late August but lost him to the Orioles in early September before he ever pitched a game in Pittsburgh. The Pirates lost 93 games in 2019, and had the worst record in MLB in 2020. "With the 2020 Major League Baseball season creeping closer to its end, it's not too soon to look ahead to the offseason. If it’s not nailed down in Pittsburgh today, it’s out the door. In early January, 2011, Archer went to the Tampa Bay Rays in a deal involving another Jon Daniels white whale, Matt Garza. All rights reserved. Fulmer is out of minor league options, so the Pirates will have to carry him on the Opening Day roster next year or else attempt yet again to pass him through waivers in order to keep him around. "The Atlantic League has been designated the first MLB Partner League, extending the independent circuit’s relationship in terms of rules testing into areas like joint marketing and promotional opportunities. He’s headed back to the organization that lost him on a waiver claim by the Orioles two weeks..." The Pirates are not expected to bring Chris Archer back. September 23, USA Today September 24, Bleacher Report It was also the fourth year in a row when his xFIP was at least 0.60 lower than his actual ERA. The former Giants top prospect picked up only four plate appearances though, and hasn’t tallied more than 19 plate appearances in the Majors since the 2015 campaign in San Francisco. "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." He’s a guy who was supposed to be great who hasn’t been. Archer then put up a 3.26 ERA and 3.36 FIP over 89 starts from 2013-15 for the Rays, establishing himself as a good young starting pitcher, one who the industry seemed to think was poised to take the next step and become a legitimate top of the rotation starter. There’s shades of Matt Moore here, a former Rays pitcher who the Rangers have long pursued who has disappointed, and who is now available for cheap. As Noah covered on the site a few weeks ago, Stratton’s strong season was driven by spin rates.