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Pirates Extend Spring Training Invites For Six Minor League Deals

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced minor league deals with six players, all of which include invites to spring training.

In addition to the reported deals of catcher Tyler Heineman and right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood, the Bucs have also signed left-handed pitchers Daniel Zamora, Rob Zastryzny, Angel Perdomo as well as right-hander Nathan Webb.

Zamora, 29, was drafted by the Pirates in the 40th round of the 2015 MLB Draft. The Bucs shipped the southpaw to the New York Mets in 2018 for Josh Smoker.

Zamora has spent three seasons in the big leagues with the Mets and Mariners. For his career, he is 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 22 innings.

He spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team and posted a 3.86 ERA with three saves across 51 appearances.

Zastryzny has totaled 24 appearances across parts of four seasons with the Cubs, Mets and Angels. He is 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA in his career.

The 30-year-old made four appearances between the Mets and Angels last season and posted a 3.42 ERA in 55.1 innings in the minor leagues.

The 28-year-old Perdomo last pitched in the majors in 2021 with the Milwaukee Brewers and has a career 8.24 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 19.2 big league frames.

The left-hander pitched well in the minor leagues last season between Milwaukee and Tampa Bay, posting a 1.85 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 34 innings.

Webb, 25, pitched well in the Arizona Fall League this year, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings with six punch outs.

The right-hander has spent his entire minor league career with the Royals and is 15-17 with a 6.11 ERA and 301 strikeouts in 110 games/26 starts.

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