Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire Pitcher From Los Angeles Dodgers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a notable move by acquiring right-handed pitcher Andre Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jackson, who had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers, joins the Pirates organization where he had spent his entire career.

The 27-year-old pitcher brings with him intriguing raw talent and a high-velocity fastball, though he has faced some challenges with home runs and walks.

Nonetheless, the Pirates have faith in his abilities and hope to help him regain his form. This acquisition bolsters the team's pitching staff and provides added depth and flexibility to their options.

In his first two seasons in the majors, Jackson showcased his potential with impressive performances. He posted a strong 2.11 ERA and recorded 19 strikeouts over 21.1 innings in seven appearances.

However, his performance this year has been less consistent, evident in his 6.62 ERA across 17.2 innings of work.

Nevertheless, the Pirates believe in his talent and are eager to support his development, aiming to harness his abilities to contribute to the team's success on the field.

It's worth noting that Jackson is currently in his final minor league option season, allowing the Pirates to make roster moves and assignments more easily as needed. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports