Pirates Acquire Pitcher From Cubs

The Pirates acquired left-handed pitcher Eric Stout from the Chicago Cubs for cash.

Stout was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week and is now a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who the Cubs are currently in the midst of a four game series with.

The twenty-nine year old has been sent down to Triple-A Indianapolis and will provide the team with some depth in the bullpen. 

Stout appeared in two games for the Cubs this season, throwing 3.2 innings with an ERA of 4.91, a 1.09 WHIP and six strikeouts. 

The Pirates aren't exactly an elite ball club right now, so there's a chance we see Stout pitch at the major league level again this season. 

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