Pirates get Kyle Bloom back

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but the Pirates got Kyle Bloom back from the Detroit Tigers. Bloom was selected by the Tigers in the Rule 5 draft, and was ranked by Baseball America as Detroit’s 29th best prospect, and top left handed relief prospect.

Bloom was solid in July and August last year at AA, posting a 7.65 K/9, 2.72 K/BB, and 0.47 HR/9, after posting a 7.11 K/9, 1.19 K/BB, and 0.97 HR/9 in the first three months of the season. He will go to AA, but won’t be placed on the 40-man roster.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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