PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Another day of Pirates roster news Tuesday, one involving their only remaining All-Star. Another move is parting ways with their longest tenured player.
Bucs now over 40 transactions in November. Here is what happened.
Agreed to terms on a contract for the 2022 season avoiding arbitration. Newman, a finalist for NL Gold Glove at short, had an errorless streak lasting half the season with only three errors on the year.
482-AB/52-R/120-H/20-2B/3-3B/9-HR/47-RBI/8-SB/.249/.298 OBP/.657 OPS
Tendered a contract to one of two all-stars for the Pirates in 2021, Reynolds, 26, was a Silver Slugger finalist and a .994 fielding percentage making only two errors in center. Unquestioned the Pirates best player bouncing back from a tough 2020 for his second .300-plus season in three seasons in MLB.
559-AB/93-R/169-H/35-2B/8-3B/24-HR/90-RBI/5-SB/.302/.390 OBP/.912 OPS
Tendered a contract to the 31-year-old reliever as for a third straight year Stratton finished with an ERA under four. Stratton led the team in appearances & wins out of the bullpen and is 10-3 with a 3.69 ERA in his career with the Pirates.
7-1/3.63 ERA/68g/79.1-IP/70-H/9-HR/33-BB/86-K/3.76 FIP/1.29 WHIP
Did not tender a contract to the right-hand reliever/starter. The 29-year-old made his Pirates debut in 2016 after being drafted in 2013 by the Pirates in the 9th round out of the University of Delaware. Kuhl missed the 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery and played 100 games in Bucs career, starting 84 games with a 4.44 ERA.
5-7/4.82 ERA/28g/14 starts/80.1-IP/73-H/13-HR/42-BB/75-K/9-WP/1.43 WHIP
On the current 40-man roster, the Pirates have 12 players remaining from the Opening Day roster in April, 2021.