Quick Answer: Pirates Trade Rumors

Who is the Pirates closer?

Richard RodriguezLast year, Pirates manager Derek Shelton ordained Keone Kela the closer from the outset of spring training before his arm injury forced Richard Rodriguez into the role.

This year, the most coveted position in the bullpen is up for grabs..

Why did Felipe Vazquez change his name?

Vazquez was taken to jail in Allegheny County, and the authorities in Florida said he faced extradition to Lee County. … He was known as Felipe Rivero when he signed the deal but soon legally changed his surname to Vazquez so he could have the same surname as his half-sister, Prescilla, who is also his agent.

How old is Felipe Vazquez?

29 years (July 5, 1991)Felipe Vázquez/AgeVazquez, 29, is seeking to dismiss all evidence collected by Pennsylvania State Police and Florida Department of Law Enforcement officers on Sept. 17, 2019, when he was interviewed and eventually arrested. He has been held without bond since that time.

Who is Pittsburgh Pirates new manager?

Manager Derek SheltonPittsburgh Pirates Manager Derek Shelton Believes Progress Made Despite Dismal Record. One way to look at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2020 season in a positive light – and it takes some squinting to do so — is to acknowledge there were plenty of dark clouds in which to search for silver linings.

Who did the Pirates sign today?

Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent P Trevor Cahill. Pittsburgh Pirates traded 1B Shendrik Apostel to Chicago Cubs for P Duane Underwood Jr.. Pittsburgh Pirates designated P Carson Fulmer for assignment. Pittsburgh Pirates traded 1B Shendrik Apostel to Chicago Cubs for P Duane Underwood Jr..

Did the Pirates hire a new manager?

The Pittsburgh Pirates hired Derek Shelton as their new manager, general manager Ben Cherington announced on Wednesday. Shelton, 49, replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired in September after nine seasons with the team. He’ll be introduced at PNC Park on Dec. 4.

Who is the new Pirates coach?

Josef ZinnbauerHowever, German tactician Josef Zinnbauer was announced as the new Pirates head coach in December 2019 – replacing Mokwena at the Houghton-based giants.

Did Josh Bell get traded?

Thursday afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates traded first baseman Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals. … Bell was traded to the Washington Nationals for two right handed pitching prospects, that being Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean.

Why did Felipe Rivero change his name?

In 2018, he changed his last name from Rivero to Vázquez to match the surname of his sister, citing that she had been a big part of his career.

Who is manager of Pittsburgh Pirates?

Derek SheltonPittsburgh Pirates/ManagersFive Pirates managers were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their performance as players. Billy Meyer’s number 1, Pie Traynor’s number 20, Honus Wagner’s number 33, and Murtaugh’s number 40 have been retired by the franchise. Hired before the 2020 season, the Pirates’ current manager is Derek Shelton.

What did the Pirates get for Josh Bell?

Trading Josh Bell was the first step of that process. On December 24th, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals for two minor league pitching prospects in Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean. Prior to the trade, Crowe was ranked as the 3rd best prospect in the Nationals system while Yean was ranked 8th.

Who does Josh Bell play for?

Washington Nationals#19 / First basemanJosh Bell/Current teams

Who did the Pirates just trade?

The New York Yankees have acquired RHP Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for RHP Roansy Contreras, INF Maikol Escotto, OF Canaan Smith and RHP Miguel Yajure. The prospects are supposed to be decent, all ranked in the Yankees’ Top 21.

Is Josh Bell good?

Bell posted a 92.4 MPH exit velocity and 47.2% hard hit rate. Both ranked among the best in baseball during 2019. 2020 was more or less the same. … Again, he remained well above average in exit velocity (91.7 MPH) and hard hit rate (42.9%).