Pirates acquire reliever Bautista from Tigers
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The Pirates acquired right-handed reliever Denny Bautista from the Detroit Tigers today for minor league reliever Kyle Pearson. They cleared space on the 40-man roster by unconditionally releasing injured minor league outfielder Kevin Thompson.
Bautista, 27, began 2008 with the Tigers and went 0-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 16 appearances before being designated for assignment Friday. Bautista held hitters to a .231 batting average against and one home run, including a .143 average against left-handed batters.
A corresponding move for the 25-man roster will come when Bautista joins the team tomorrow.
First Published June 25, 2008 4:59 pm