MLB Rumors: Pirates Listening To Offers On All-Star Starter Amidst Breakout Season

In the midst of a breakout season, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves at a crossroads with their recent All-Star pitcher, Mitch Keller.

With impressive numbers and a first-time selection to the National League All-Star Game, Keller's performance has garnered significant interest from other teams, leading the Pirates to actively listen to trade offers.

The young right-hander's stats, boasting a 3.97 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 9-7 win-loss record, 145 strikeouts, and 40 walks over 133.2 innings in 22 starts, have undeniably caught the attention of potential suitors.

He's been a little shaky since the All-Star break.

Despite the trade discussions surrounding Keller, the Pirates are carefully weighing their options.

While they recognize his significant value and potential for the future, insiders suggest that a trade involving the promising pitcher before the approaching August 1 deadline is currently considered unlikely.

That being said, the team is still listening to offers for Keller.

However, the team seems intent on maintaining their strong rotation and building a foundation for the future, which could mean holding onto the talented right-hander for the time being.

As the trade deadline approaches, the situation remains fluid, and any potential trade decisions could change rapidly. Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports