The Pirates had been linked to Andrew Miller, along with several other left-handed relievers, leading up to the deadline. Miller was just dealt to the Orioles, according to Jerry Crasnick.
The return was pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who was the number three prospect in Baltimore's system, according to Baseball America. His pre-season grade was a 55 upside, and medium risk. That's the same grade that Nick Kingham got in the Pirates' system. However, it seems Rodriguez's value has slipped some. Ben Badler had the following update on the right-hander.
JJ Cooper says he has a chance to bounce back and be a middle of the rotation starter if his stuff returns.
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