The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed pitcher Kurt Yacko, Pirates Prospects has learned. Yacko showed up on the extended Spring Training roster, a week after it was announced that he was released from the Colorado Rockies organization.
Yacko has a career 3.31 ERA in 294 innings, with a 9.7 K/9 and a 2.2 BB/9. He’s mostly been a reliever, pitching as high as Double-A for two games. Last year in high-A he had a 3.64 ERA in 59.1 innings, with a 7.6 K/9 and a 2.1 BB/9 ratio. That came at the age of 24, which is a little old for the level. For now he will be in extended Spring Training, but he could serve as bullpen depth for one of the full season minor league teams this year.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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