Pirates Reliever Cody Bolton Looking to Make a Push (+)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a potential dark horse candidate in the bullpen for 2023, and it’s a name people may have forgotten in Cody Bolton.
Bolton was originally drafted by the Pirates in the sixth round back in 2017 out of Tracy high school in California.
Bolton quickly rose the ranks, got to Double-A in 2019, and posted a 3.54 ERA between High-A and Double-A in 101.1 innings pitched.
Thanks to COVID during the 2020 season, Bolton and the rest of the minor leaguers were left at home and forced to stay in shape any way they could.
Then in 2021, Bolton suffered a major setback with a right meniscus tear, sidelining him for the rest of the ’21 season.
Health then became a big issue with Bolton as the 2022 season got going, but other than a brush with COVID, Bolton seemed to have a rather healthy season.