Earlier today the Pirates added Atahualpa Severino, a left-handed pitcher, from the Kansas City Royals. According to Kevin Pereira of Sox Prospects, the Pirates have also acquired right-hander Graham Godfrey from the Boston Red Sox.
Godfrey has 46 career innings in the majors, with a 5.09 ERA, a 4.5 K/9, and a 2.9 BB/9 ratio. Surprisingly he only has a 37.2% ground ball ratio in that span, and has mostly been around 40% in the minors. This year he has a 3.83 ERA in 42.1 innings in Triple-A, along with a 6.4 K/9 and a 4.0 BB/9. According to Sox Prospects, he throws an 88-89 MPH fastball, touching 91, and has a slider and changeup which are below average.
Both of these moves are probably meant to add depth to Indianapolis, ...
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