The hunt for skilled throwing weapons at all levels of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization continued Monday as the Pirates sent cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels for left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters.
The team immediately assigned Peters to Triple-A Indianapolis. He returns home after attending Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
To make room for Peters on the 40-man roster, the Pirates appointed right-handed relief jug Kyle Crick to task.
Peters, 28, has spent this season in Triple-A Salt Lake, where he collected a 2-2 record with a 4.35 ERA in eight starts. He was named to the task by the Angels last Wednesday with a career 7-8 record and 5.38 ERA in 31 MLB games (24 starts).
Selected by the Miami Marlins in the 10th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Peters debuted with the Marlins in 2017. He was traded to the Angels after the 2018 season.
Crick has been with the Pirates since 2018, when he was acquired from the San Francisco Giants with Bryan Reynolds for Andrew McCutchen.
Crick was a significant contributor in the bullpen during his first two seasons with the Pirates appearing in 106 games with a 3.54 ERA. Late in the 2019 season, he injured a finger on his pitching hand in a match with then-teammate Felipe Vazquez. Both players were fined.
Under new management, Crick returned to the team in 2020 and struck out seven games during an injury-plagued season. This season he was 1-1 with a 4.44 ERA and 1,356 WHIP in 27 games. He was on the injured list twice, first for covid-19 complications and later for a straight triceps strain.
All in all, the Crick leaves the 40-man list with a 7-11 record, 3.62 ERA and 1,349 WHIP in 150 games with the Pirates.
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