The Pirates have announced that they've acquired infielder Chris Bostick from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league catcher Taylor Gushue and cash considerations. Bostick was added to the 40-man roster, and to make room, Josh Harrison has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. However, Bostick won't be added to the active roster.
Bostick is a 23-year-old utility player who has played second, third, and left field this year. He has also played shortstop in a smaller role as recently as 2015 (only six games) and has made a few appearances in right and center field. He made the jump to Triple-A this year, after putting up an .818 OPS in 297 plate appearances in Double-A. He struggled with a .559 OPS in his first appearance in Triple-A in 242 plate appearances. He was...
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