Pirates Claim Infielder Kevin Padlo; Release Jake Marisnick
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed corner infielder Kevin Padlo off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Padlo, 26, has spent 20 games in the big leagues between 2021-22 with three different teams. In that time, Padlo has played sparingly and collected five hits in 35 at-bats (.,143) with a double and three runs driven in.
In his minor league career, the right-handed hitting Padlo has complied a .241/.349/.443 slash line with 101 homers and 93 steals in 709 games.
A fifth-round pick of the Rockies in 2014, Padlo checked in as the Mariners’ 17th-best prospect heading into last season, according to Fangraphs.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Padlo, the Pirates released outfielder Jake Marisnick, who was in his second stint on the injured list this year.
In 31 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Marisnick hit .234 with a .661 OPS and a pair of home runs. Marisnick provided solid defense in all three outfield spots.
Additionally, catcher Taylor Davis cleared waivers, was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis and assigned to the taxi squad. Davis was designated for assignment Friday after the Bucs claimed catcher Jose Godoy.