The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have traded minor league pitcher Daniel Zamora and cash considerations to the New York Mets in exchange for lefty reliever Josh Smoker. The Mets designated Smoker for assignment on Friday.
The 29-year-old Smoker has pitched two seasons in the majors for the Mets, posting a 5.02 ERA, a 4.77 FIP and a 1.62 WHIP in 74 appearances. Over 71.2 innings, he has a a 93:36 SO/BB ratio and he's surrendered 14 home runs. He has just over one year of service time in the majors. He has two options remaining.
Zamora was a 40th round draft pick in 2015, who has already made it to Altoona. He is also a lefty reliever, who features a fastball that sits around 90 MPH and a wipeout slider that is extremely effective on left-handed batters...
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