SAINT PETERSBURG - Five years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right-handed pitcher Shane Baz with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft.
Four years ago, the Pirates traded Baz to the Rays -- along with Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows -- for Chris Archer.
As a result, I'm not entirely sure that I'm allowed to talk about Shane Baz on this site.
That said, I did catch up with Baz a few weeks ago when covering the Pirates against the Rays. The Tampa starter just went on the 15-day IL with a right elbow strain yesterday, and will be down for a month before being re-evaluated.
Most of what we discussed involved the journey to the majors for the 23-year-old starter, because Baz spent the majority of his time developing in another system. Despite the different systems, there...
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