The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they've signed left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist to a minor league deal with an invite to MLB Spring Training. Siegrist is a 28-year-old reliever who has a 3.04 ERA and a 3.99 xFIP in 245.2 innings in the majors, spanning parts of five seasons. That also includes a 10.48 K/9 and a 4.25 BB/9 ratio.
He's coming off a down year in 2017, where he combined for a 4.81 ERA and a 4.58 xFIP in 39.1 innings between the Cardinals and Phillies. His walks were up, and like a lot of pitchers, his home run totals saw a spike in 2017. He spent most of the season with the Cardinals, where his numbers were worse. He went to Philadelphia in September, and had good numbers in a small sample, putting up a 3.60 ERA and a 3.69 xFIP, along with a 12.6 K/9 and a 3.6 B...
To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.