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Pirates DFA Roansy Contreras for Paul Skenes; Ke’Bryan Hayes to IL



Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Roansy Contreras heads to the dugout after being pulled in the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Pirates announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday, with one-time MLB Top 100 prospect Roansy Contreras designated for assignment as the corresponding move to add 2023 first overall pick Paul Skenes to the 40-man roster ahead of his Major League debut.

Pittsburgh acquired Contreras, 24, from the New York Yankees as part of the Jameson Taillon trade in 2021. He enjoyed immediate success upon joining the Pirates’ rotation full time in 2022, posting a 3.79 ERA with 86 strikeouts across 95 innings.

Contreras never managed to recapture that form, though, struggling to a 6.59 ERA and falling out of the starting rotation in 2023. Now out of options to the minor leagues, the Pirates needed to designate him for assignment instead.

Manager Derek Shelton also announced that the club will place 2023 Gold Glove winner Ke’Bryan Hayes on the Injured List with back inflammation after he missed the past two games. Shortstop Alika Williams, who the Pirates optioned to Indianapolis on May 10 to make space for Nick Gonzales on the big league roster, will end up back in Pittsburgh as the corresponding move.

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