Connect with us


Pirates Designate Zach Thompson For Assignment



Right-hander Zach Thompson was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Thursday following a rough first season in Pittsburgh.

The Pirates DFA’d Thompson to clear a 40-man roster spot for left-hander Rich Hill, who was officially signed to a one-year, $8-mllion contract Thursday. The Pirates had agreed to terms with the free agent last week.

Thompson, 29, went 3-10 with a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 29 games (22 starts) last year. He was one of three players acquired from the Miami Marlins in a trade for Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings on Nov. 29, 2021.

After beginning the season in the rotation, then serving as a swingman, Thompson was moved to the bullpen at the beginning of September. He had a 5.12 ERA as a reliever and a 5.19 mark as a starter.

[bet-promo id=”2769″ ]


John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

Subscribe Today!

Subscribe today!

PBN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get all of our posts sent directly to your inbox.

Copyright © 2024 National Hockey Now. All rights reserved. In no way endorsed by the Pittsburgh Pirates or Major League Baseball.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (PA/IL) or 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN only) or 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA only) or 1-800-522-4700 (CO Only) or TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789.