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The Pittsburgh Pirates are officially open for trading ahead of the MLB trading deadline as General Manager Ben Cherington sees it conducts a fire sale of veterans to find a lot of prospects.

After the Pirates gave all-star second baseman Adam Frazier to San Diego on Sunday and right-handed Clay Holmes to the New York Yankees on Monday, they voted the Pirates to swap left-handed starter Tyler Anderson.

When their deal with the Philadelphia Phillies to get two single-A players in right-handed pitcher Cristian Hernandez and catcher Abrahan Gutierrez failed, the Pirates found a new one Trading partner. They are now sending Anderson to the Seattle Mariners for two prospects, catcher Carter Bins and right-handed pitcher Joaquin Tejada, who are still pending.

The 22-year-old Bins, who was elected from the state of Fresno in the 11th round in 2019, is ranked No. 29 in the Mariners by Baseball America. Bins has above-average strength and arm strength, but needs to improve his blocking, receiving and club speed. The 6-foot, 200-pound right-hander hit .284 / .422 / .493 with 10 doubles, seven homers, and 31 RBIs at High-A Everett before being promoted to Double-A Arkansas where he got 2 for. beat 30 in 10 games.

Tejada, 18, signed with the Mariners from Panama in July 2019 for $ 200,000. Since then, the 5-foot-11, 160-pounder has increased its fastball speed from the high 80s to 93 mph. Tejada was 0-0 in two games in the Dominican Summer League and allowed six runs (four earned) with one hit and four walks with eight strikeouts.

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The pirates raised their eyebrows as they scratched Anderson of his scheduled start against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon, signaling that a deal was imminent. There seemed to be a catch, however, when Anderson threw in the bullpen and then watched the game from the exercise bike.

31-year-old Anderson, who signed a one-year, $ 2.5 million free agent contract in the off-season signed, was 5-8 with a 4.35 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 85 strikeouts and 25 walks in a team-strong 1031⁄3 innings over 18 games for the Pirates. He proved to be a reliable innings eater, driving at least five on each start. The Mariners (55-46) are one game behind Oakland (56-45) for wildcard competition in the American League.

“We see Tyler as a solid addition to our club,” said Jerry Dipoto, general manager of the Mariners , in a statement. “It brings much needed depth to our rotation as we get into the last third of our schedule.” The Pirates remembered right-handed Cody Ponce of Triple-A Indianapolis and infielder Rodolfo Castro of Double-A Altoona, decided however, right-handed Luis Oviedo will give his first start in the major league. Oviedo has worked purely from the bullpen in 18 2⁄3 innings over 12 games for the Pirates that season, but started three games during his rehabilitation stint at Triple-A Indianapolis. He allowed eight runs (six earned) on five hits and three walks in one inning in the 9-0 loss. Castro started on the second base against the Brewers on Tuesday night, replacing Frazier.

“I travel pretty much day in and day out, and the ability to adapt and adapt is something our people have really learned over the past year “Said Pirates manager Derek Shelton. “So when you are at the close of trade, whether you are the pirates or another team, you are in this mode every day. So right now we are adapting and adapting and going with the guys we have and moving forward that way. ”

Kevin Gorman is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Kevin by email at [email protected] or on Twitter.

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