Pirates Trade Igarashi to Blue Jays

Pirates Trade Igarashi to Blue Jays

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates traded right-hander Ryota Igarashi to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The trade was made the day after Igarashi was reassinged to minor league camp.

Igarashi, 32, allowed nine runs on 15 hits over 9.1 innings in relief this spring. He walked three and struck out 10 during Grapefruit League action. Igarashi spent the 2011 season with the New York Mets organization before pitching 11 seasons with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.

The Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said yesterday that they would like to retain him but understood that if there was a better spot for him, then they'd let him go somewhere else.

“[I] was shocked about the news,” Igarashi s...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail


More in Transactions

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Call Up Keon Broxton, Kang Placed on 60-Day DL

John DrekerSeptember 21, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Source: Pirates to Call Up Keon Broxton

Tim WilliamsSeptember 20, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notebook: Vance Worley Replaces Radhames Liz

Pete EllisSeptember 15, 2015
(Photo credit: Sean McCool)

Chad Kuhl Promoted to Indianapolis

Tim WilliamsSeptember 15, 2015
Zack Dodson

Minor Moves: Dodson Added to Indianapolis Roster, Gonzalez Added to Altoona

John DrekerSeptember 9, 2015
Photo Credit: David Hague

Travis Ishikawa Activated From Disabled List

John DrekerSeptember 7, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects