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Pirates trade relief pitcher Parker Markel to the Angels

Jerry DiPaola
Pirates pitcher Parker Markel reacts after walking in a run with the bases loaded during the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Milwaukee.

With assistant general manager Kevan Graves temporarily monitoring the roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up a spot Thursday when they traded right-handed relief pitcher Parker Markel to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for cash considerations.

Markel, 29, spent most of last season in the Seattle Mariners’ minor-league system, appearing in 22 games and saving eight for Triple-A Tacoma. He was 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA. He also was 2-0 through five scoreless innings for Double-A Arkansas.

The Pirates claimed Markel off waivers July 27, and he threw six hitless, scoreless innings for Triple-A Indianapolis before he was recalled to the majors.

With the Pirates, he was 0-1 with a 5.71 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 15 appearances and 17 1/3 innings.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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