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Pirates Lose Brady Dragmire on Waivers to the Rangers

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Brady Dragmire was lost on waivers to the Texas Rangers. Dragmire was acquired earlier this off-season from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations, which is essentially a glorified waiver claim. It appears the Pirates were trying to sneak him through waivers to keep him around as depth, but Texas prevented that from happening.

Dragmire is a hard throwing right-hander, sitting 93-96 MPH and touching 97 with a fastball that has sinking action. He also throws a slider and a mid-80s changeup, with the latter also have sinking action due to being thrown with a two-seam grip. He was the number 16 prospect in Toronto’s system heading into the 2016 season, and had a Seth Maness comp from Baseball America.

The 40-man roster now sits at 39.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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