The Pittsburgh Pirates sign right-hander Austin Brice with a minor league contract. It’s a continuation of the Pirates’ busy week adding depth to their pitching staff as they claimed the pitcher Adonis Medina today and re-signed Chase De Jong with a minor league deal yesterday.
Brice, 29, 6-foot-3, is coming off a split season between Triple-A Boston and major league teams, his second straight year with the Red Sox. While he made a solid impression in the minors, posting a 3.27 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 33 innings, that wasn’t the case at the major league level:
The 6-foot-3 Brice, out of options, was shuttled back and forth between Boston’s top two teams throughout the season and posted a 6.59 ERA in just over 13 innings for the Sox. Red.
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Nicknamed ‘The Bear’, Austin Robert Brice was born in Hong Kong, an autonomous territory and a former British colony in southeastern China. He adds six years of experience in GL (2016-2021) debuting Miami Marlins in 2016.
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