It’s no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates had a weak bullpen. The group collectively combined for a 3.79 xFIP in the first half of the season, which tied for the second worst in the NL. Their -0.5 WAR was also second worst. Despite the struggles, they didn’t add anyone at the trade deadline. Instead, they made a few minor moves.
First, the team claimed John Axford off waivers...
It was another “taking care of business” night at PNC as the Pirates opened up their penultimate home series with a shoutout win over the last place/defending champion Boston Red Sox.
Russell Martin and Starling Marte homered to supply most of the offense, and Charlie Morton put five zeroes on the board – a pleasant surprise to most as he pitched for the first time in...
LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 25, 1986
Drafted: 8th round, 252nd overall, 2008 (Mariners)
How Acquired: Waiver claim (from Padres)
College: University of New Mexico
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LaFromboise is a left-handed reliever who had one big season in the minors, in...
MILWAUKEE (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left-hander Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from San Diego.
Pittsburgh optioned the 28-year-old LaFromboise to Triple-A Indianapolis. He was 1-2 with three saves and a 4.75 ERA in 58 relief appearances for the Padres' Triple-A team at El Paso.
San Diego had designated LaFromboise for assignment on Wednesday. He had made his big league...
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August 24, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have claimed left-hander Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.