Yankees: Two for one! Pirates reliever comes to the Bronx in exchange for two prospects

Yankees Two for one Pirates reliever comes to the

The New York Yankees strengthened their bullpen on Monday, acquiring the right pitcher Clay Holmes from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for the prospective infielders Diego Castillo and Hoy Park. Holmes has a 4.93 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 42 innings from the bullpen for the Bucs this year, and he owns a 5.57 ERA in parts of four seasons, all with the Pirates.

Veteran catcher Rob Brantly, who had been on the roster as a Covid-related replacement player, has been returned to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre to open a roster spot:

Holmes, 28, and 1.96 meters tall, has spent the season in the Pittsburgh bullpen and has thrown with a strikeout rate of 23.3 percent, a walk rate of 13.2 percent and a whopping shot rate of 72.8 percent. hundred. To offer a little more context on that percentage, Holmes has allowed only 16 fly-balls (three of which were Pop-Ups) and 15 lines. He has inducted 83 grounders.

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Control has been an obvious problem for Holmes, who has hit four batters and thrown five wild pitches, but has only allowed 10 home runs in 119 2/3 innings in his career (0.75 HR / 9). He’s also among the best in the game for limiting premium contact so far in 2021 (86th percentile average muzzle velocity; 91st percentile barrel percentage).

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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