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Pirates Acquire Pitcher Eric Stout from Cubs


The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Eric Stout from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. He has been optioned to Indianapolis. The 40-man roster is now full.

The 29-year-old Stout was a 13th round pick of the Kansas City Royals out of Butler University in 2014. He made it to the majors for the first time in 2018, but he gave up seven runs in 2.1 innings over three appearances during his brief stint. He then went until this season before he returned to the majors with the Cubs. In two appearances, he has allowed two runs over 3.2 innings. In the minors this season, he pitched for Iowa of the Triple-A International League, posting a 3.94 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in 29.2 innings, while striking out 48 batters. He had a career 4.39 ERA in 379 minor league innings over eight years, seeing work as a starter and closer at times.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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