The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher Drew Hutchison outright to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. Due to his minor league service time, that means that he will become a minor league free agent after the World Series is over, although the Pirates could re-sign him prior to him becoming a free agent.
The 27-year-old Hutchison had a 3.56 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP and 124 strikeouts in 159.1 innings for Indianapolis this season. He made one start and five relief appearances for the Pirates last year after coming over from the Toronto Blue Jays in the Francisco Liriano deal.
The Pirates and Hutchison agreed to a $2.3 M figure to avoid arbitration this year, but he spent the entire season in Triple-A and wasn’t recalled last week when Indianapolis was eliminated from the playoffs.