Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Former Second-Round Pick Pitcher

Bringing him back.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed starter Travis MacGregor to a minor-league contract.

MacGregor split last season between Double-A and Triple-A levels, recording a 5.22 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, with 103 strikeouts over 81 innings and 38 appearances.

The 28-year-old missed the entire 2019 season with Tommy John surgery and, as a result, had to be transitioned into a long reliever.

For his minor-league career, he holds a lackluster 5.19 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, with 322 strikeouts across 315.1 innings of work. He's made 62 starts and 36 relief appearances. 

MacGregor is a former second-round pick by the Pirates in the 2016 MLB Draft.
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