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Pirates Claim Right-Handed Pitcher Peter Solomon

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The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed right-handed pitcher Peter Solomon from the Houston Astros on Sunday. The 26-year-old has spent the entire 2022 season in Triple-A with Sugar Land of the Pacific Coast League, where he has a 5.20 ERA in 97 innings over 18 starts and five relief appearances, with 44 walks, 88 strikeouts and a 1.45 WHIP. Solomon’s only MLB experience came last year with the Astros when he put up a 1.29 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 14 innings over six appearances. Solomon has been optioned to Indianapolis.

Baseball America rated Solomon as the #19 prospect in the Houston system coming into this year. His fastball is average at best, but it plays up in shorter outings. He has a five-pitch mix, with his curve and changeup rating as his best pitches, getting 55 grades.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Colin Holderman has been transferred to the 60-day injured list.  He is out due to shoulder soreness and wasn’t expected to return this season.

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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