Dodgers, Pirates Close To Tony Watson Trade

Posted: July 31, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Dodgers and Pirates are close to a trade involving former Bucs closer Tony Watson, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal originally tweeted the two sides were discussing a deal. The trade would give the Dodgers a backup plan if they can’t acquire the Orioles’ Zach Britton.

The 32-year-old Watson has a 3.66 ERA, 6.8 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings this season. He was booted from the Pirates’ closer role in June but has had modest success since then, with a 2.79 ERA, 15 strikeouts and six walks in 19 1/3 innings since June 9. The lefty has a 2.68 ERA, 7.9 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 over parts of seven seasons with the Pirates. He makes $5.6MM this season and is eligible for free agency in the fall.

from MLB Trade Rumors


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