Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Minor League Pitcher John Holdzkom, A.J. Morris to the DL

Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Minor League Pitcher John Holdzkom, A.J. Morris to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired minor league right-hander John Holdzkom, who has been assigned to the Altoona Curve, per an Altoona press release. I was trying to find information on Holdzkom and how he came into the organization, and found this article from the Amarillo Globe-News saying he was sold to the Pirates over the weekend. Holdzkom had a 1.17 ERA with seven strikeouts in 7.2 innings.

He's 6' 7", 225 pounds, and is 26 years old. Holdzkom has played in the Independent leagues the last two years, and was previously in High-A with Cincinnati in 2012.  He has never pitched higher than that level, so this will be his first jump to Double-A. He has hit 101 MPH in the past, but has also had some injuries and control problems in his career. He will likely serve as bullpen depth ...

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