Pirates get 2 prospects for Holmes

Clay Holmes

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Tonight: Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Pitchers: Brewers LHP Brett Anderson (2-5) vs. Pirates LHP Tyler Anderson (5-8)

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From Mirror reports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired infielders Hoy Jun Park and Diego Castillo from the New York Yankees on Monday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Clay Holmes.

Holmes, 28, has pitched in 44 games this season for the Pirates, registering a 4.93 ERA with 44 strikeouts over 42 innings. He is 3-2.

Park currently ranks first among all Triple-A East League players in batting (.327), OBP (.475), OPS (1.042) and walks (46), tied for third in runs scored (44) and fourth in slugging percentage (.567).

The 25-year-old, who also played in one game for the Yankees this season, is hitting a combined .307 (62-for-202) with 10 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 32 RBI and a .981 OPS in 58 games this season between Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

Park was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 13 prospect for the 2014 international signing period. He began his professional career with short-season Pulaski in the Appalachian League in 2015, where he was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 12 prospect in the league following the season.

Since making his professional debut in 2015, the left-handed hitting Park has hit .255 (519-for -2034) with 77 doubles, 30 triples, 34 home runs, 210 RBI and 118 stolen bases in 556 games in the minor leagues.

Castillo has spent this season with Double-A Somerset of the Northeast League, where he is hitting .277 (62-for-224) with 18 doubles, 11 home runs, 32 RBI and an .850 OPS in 58 games

The 23-year-old Castillo was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 16 prospect for the 2014 international signing period. Since making his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Yankees 1 team in 2015, he has produced a .269 career average (532-for-1,976), 89 doubles, 15 triples, 19 home runs and 206 RBI in 510 games at the minor league level.

The Pirates also announced they signed 2021 Competitive Balance B round selection Lonnie White Jr., the 64th overall selection in the MLB Draft.

The 18-year-old White, who was headed to Penn State University on a football scholarship, was rated as the 32nd-best player in the 2021 draft by Baseball America. He was also rated by Fan Graphs as having the second-best present/projected speed in the draft behind Will Taylor.

White was a three-sport athlete at Malvern Preparatory School, where he hit .395 with 11 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 25 RBI and 26 stolen bases as a senior this past season.

The Pirates also made it official on Monday in announcing the trade of All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier to the San Diego Padres for three minor leaguers: shortstop Tucupita Marcano, outfielder Jack Suwinski and pitcher Michell Miliano.


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