The Pittsburgh Pirates sold IF/OF Christopher Bostick to the Miami Marlins for cash on Sunday afternoon according to Jon Heyman. Bostick was designated for assignment five days ago by the Pirates.
Marlins acquire infielder Chris Bostick from pirates for cash
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 12, 2018
Bostick played 22 games between 2017-18 with the Pirates, while putting up solid stats each year in Indianapolis. Last year he played more infield, while this season he was strictly an outfielder. The 25-year-old was recently ranked 36th overall in the farm system in our updated mid-season prospect guide, where we noted that he would have a tough time breaking into a regular spot with the Pirates due to the depth ahead of him.
As far as the return being cash, a regular waiver claim is a cash transaction, so this isn’t much different than just losing him to the Marlins on a normal waiver claim, except the price has to be a little higher.