Pirates Launch Brian Goodwin
The Pirates have launched veteran outfielder Brian Goodwin, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette was amongst these to report. The 30-year-old Goodwin joined the Pirates again in February on a minor league contract. The deal included an opt-out clause for Might, so it’s attainable Goodwin exercised it earlier than the Pirates determined to chop him unfastened.
Goodwin has expertise in any respect three outfield positions, however the former Nationwide, Royal, Angel and Pink was unable to work his means as much as the majors with Pittsburgh. The Pirates have primarily relied on Bryan Reynolds, Dustin Fowler (whom they outrighted final week), Phillip Evans and Gregory Polanco within the grass this yr, and so they’ve given a couple of begins to current waiver pickup Ka’ai Tom of late. Reynolds has been far and away the simplest member of that group, whereas Evans has put up league-average offense and Polanco has gotten off to a gradual begin.
Goodwin has logged common offense in his personal proper throughout his 1,124-plate look profession, wherein he has hit .250/.317/.455 (101 wRC+) with 42 house runs and 22 stolen bases. That historical past of respectable offensive manufacturing ought to assist him latch on elsewhere someday quickly.