PITTSBURGH — When Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Dauri Moreta exits a game, he lives up to his nickname.
‘Big Bank,’ as he’s been tabbed, makes money gestures with his hands as he walks from the pitcher’s mound to the dugout.
In the Pirates’ final game of 2023 on Sunday, a 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins, Moreta struck out the side in the eighth inning. As he approached the dugout steps, Moreta did his usual celebration. This time, though, the right-hander incorporated a prop.
Moreta reached into his pocket, pulled out a crisp $20 bill and used it in his celebration.