Pittsburgh Pirates Complete Trade With New York Yankees

The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed a trade by acquiring infielder Keiner Delgado from the New York Yankees.

Delgado, a highly promising 20-year-old talent, brings depth and versatility to the Pirates' infield prospects following his standout performance with the Florida Complex League Yankees.

In the previous season, Delgado impressed with a .293 batting average, eight home runs, 31 RBIs, and an impressive 36 stolen bases, showcasing his prowess both at the plate and on the basepaths.

Delgado was the Yankees' 20th-ranked prospect.

In return for Delgado, the Yankees received pitcher JT Brubaker in the uncompleted deal in recent months.

Brubaker, a seasoned 30-year-old right-hander, had previously served as the Pirates' opening-day starter in 2022. Despite missing the entire 2023 season due to Tommy John surgery, Brubaker offers valuable experience and potential for a strong comeback.

Additionally, the Yankees acquired $500,000 in international signing bonus pool allotment, enhancing their flexibility in player acquisitions and development.

This trade signifies a strategic move by both teams to address their respective needs and objectives. For the Pirates, acquiring Delgado represents an investment in promising young talent, while the Yankees gain a seasoned pitcher and additional financial resources for international signings. Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports