The Pittsburgh Pirates have cut ties with their 2018 first-round draft pick, releasing Travis Swaggerty after designating him for assignment Monday.
Swaggerty played in a combined 22 games with Triple-A Indianapolis, High-A Greensboro and Low-A Bradenton this year. He hit .195/.319/.364 with one home run and four stolen bases while spending significant time on the injured list because of migraines.
The 25-year-old made his major-league debut last season and went 1 for 9 in five games with the Pirates.
In five minor-league seasons, Swaggerty had a .250/.341/.388 slash line with 27 homers and 59 steals in 314 games.