Pirates DFA player acquired in McCutchen trade

Bucs get left-handed starter DFA’ed by Angels
Kyle Crick
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Acquired with Bryan Reynolds in the Andrew McCutchen trade, the Pirates have designated pitcher Kyle Crick for assignment. They needed the roster spot after trading cash considerations to the Angels for left-hand pitcher Dillon Peters.

The 28-year-old Peters was 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in AAA Salt Lake.  He will join the Pirates AAA team in Indianapolis.  Peters also designed for assignment by Los Angeles on July 14.

A 10th round pick by the Marlins in 2014, Peters pitched in 31 games in the majors, starting 24 between the Angels and Miami.  The Indiana native is 7-8 with a 5.83 ERA with 60 walks and 101 strikeouts over 132.2 innings.  In his last two months this year in Triple A, Peters threw 25.1 innings allowing 22 hits, 6 earned runs, 7 walks and 29 strikeouts.

In four years with the Pirates, Circk is 7-11 with a 3.62 ERA as a right-handed reliever with 150 appearances, 139.1 innings with 81 talks to 154 strikeouts.  The 28-year-old won’t be a free agent until 2024 and could pass through the waiver process and return to AAA.

Crick ran through a perfect April this season allowing 1 hit and no runs through 9 appearances.  He continued the scoreless streak until giving up a pair of runs on May 9.  In June the ERA just 3.88 but he walked 7 in 7 innings to striking out 5.  July has been a struggle, allowing 6 earned runs in 3.1 innings on 4 walks to 2 strikeouts including 4 runs in a third of an inning against Atlanta July 7.