Pirates send cash to Angels for pitcher Chris Stratton
The Pittsburgh Pirates hope to get Chris Archer back into the starting rotation before the end of the current 11-game road trip, but they continue to fortify their beleaguered pitching staff, anyway.
The Pirates sent cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday for right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton.
Stratton, 28, won a career-high 10 games with the San Francisco Giants last season while starting 26 of his 28 appearances. He was the only Giants pitcher to reach double-digit victories. He also was with Triple-A Sacramento on two separate occasions, winning all three of his decisions with an ERA of 3.00 in four starts.
After the season, he attended spring training with the Giants but was sent to the Angels on March 26 for pitcher Williams Jerez.
He was 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA in 29 1/3 innings with the Angels before he was designated for assignment Tuesday. He struck out 22 batters in seven appearances (five starts).
The Giants selected Stratton in the first round (20th overall) of the 2012 draft from Mississippi State. He has an overall major-league record of 15-16, with one save, a 5.11 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 55 appearances (41 starts) with the Giants (2016-18) and Angels.
The Pirates made room on their 40-man roster by moving relief pitcher Nick Burdi from the 10- to the 60-day injured list. When Statton joins the team, the Pirates will need to make a corresponding move.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .