Pirates add infielder Rodolfo Castro and RHP Max Kranick; designate Trevor Williams and Jose Osuna


PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some changes to their 40-man roster.

Firstly, the Pirates selected infielder Rodolfo Castro in the most recent roster churning.

Castro was already a part of the Pittsburgh alternate training site earlier this year, located in Altoona.

During the 2019 season, Castro spent time between Greensboro and Bradenton, and he achieved 73 total RBIs, which was ranked fourth among all Pittsburgh minor league players.

He was initially signed as a nondrafted free agent in October 2015 by the Pirates.

Right-handed pitcher Max Kranick is the second player that was selected on Friday.

Kranick has posted the following stat line since being selected by the Pirates in the 11th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft: 12-14 with a 3.34 ERA (245.0ip/91er) and 194 strikeouts in 51 appearances (47 starts).

Like Castro, Kranick was also a part of Pittsburgh’s Altoona alternate training site this past season.

To make room for Castro and Kranick on the roster, right-handed pitcher Trevor Williams and infielder/outfielder Jose Osuna were designated for assignment.

The roster is currently sitting at its 40 allotted players.

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