The Pirates traded the infielder park at the moment for the Pink Sox, in keeping with the transaction tracker at MLB.com (tip to Chris Cotillo from Missa Stay🇧🇷 Park was assigned to the mission yesterday. Going the opposite approach is left-handed Inmer Lobo🇧🇷
Park, 27 in April, has spent most of his profession within the Yankees’ group. He went to the Pirates in 2021 as a part of the commerce he despatched Clay Holmes to the Bronx. Sadly, he did not have a lot success together with his new group. He was regularly picked within the majors and minors this yr, hitting .216/.276/.373 within the bigs and .225/.332/.354 within the Triple-A. Based mostly on that lukewarm efficiency, he misplaced his roster spot when the Pirates claimed Lewin Diaz🇧🇷
Regardless of the lackluster offense, the Pink Sox had been possible intrigued by Park’s defensive versatility and pace. He recorded double-digit steal totals in every of his skilled seasons when combining totally different ranges, along with having performed all three exterior positions and all inside positions besides first base. If his work on the board can enhance, he may very well be a helpful utility possibility for them.
The membership’s place participant combine is a bit unsure in the mean time, with Trevor’s Story and Enrique Hernandez each candidates to play shortstop. Each gamers are additionally able to enjoying second base, with Hernandez additionally a candidate for a middle subject job. Christian Arroyo might play some second with Jarren Duran an possibility for downtown whereas Jeter Downs can be within the inside combine. Park’s versatility can see him transfer based mostly on how these conditions play out over time.
As for Lobo, he pitched a dominant 22 innings in 5 begins within the Dominican Summer season League with a 0.82 ERA, a 34.1% strikeout price, and a 2.4% stroll price. He is nonetheless very younger, not turning 19 till February, however he is an intriguing long-term prospect for the Pirates.