Mike Zagurski Elects Free Agency

Mike Zagurski

Mike Zagurski has been outrighted to Triple-A. (Photo by: David Hague)

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Mike Zagurski for assignment last week to make room on the roster for Brandon Cumpton. Today the lefty cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Pirates fans probably won’t want to see Zagurski around after his struggles in the majors, but the Indianapolis pitching staff has been very depleted with all of the call-ups and injuries. At the least, Zagurski should be able to take some innings and help keep the pitching staff fresh in Indianapolis.

If the Pirates need another lefty in the majors later in the year, they’ll probably be better off turning to Andy Oliver or Kris Johnson.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM: According to MLBTR, Zagurski has elected free agency. So it looks like he won’t be helping out the Indianapolis pitching staff.

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  • buc em all

    Good that fat turd sucks he should pitch for a team sponsored by subway

  • droogis

    Not that shocking considering he knew where he stood

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    Does he really believe he will be showered with better opportunities elsewhere??

    • BostonsCommon

      Mid 90s lefty reliever at league minimum salary… He’ll absolutely get a shot with someone else, wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in the majors by the all star break. Just happy it won’t be for the Bucs.

  • IC Bob

    Great news for the Bucs

  • buc em all

    Maybe he’ll go back to Philly n work at tony Luke’s

  • buster09

    Better off with Andy Oliver ? Really ???? The guy from all acounts has no control at all let alone any command. I doubt if that will play in MLB,even in relief.

  • smurph

    I think Zag realized the Pirates have a lot of pitching depth, and his chances would be better elsewhere. There are a lot of teams really in need of bullpen help -Tigers, Brewers, Red Sox, etc.

  • http://wkkortas.wordpress.com wkkortas

    Mike Zagurski and the Pirates have broken things off, and it was totally his idea.