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Detroit Tigers acquire RHP Dario Agrazal from Pittsburgh Pirates

The Tigers have acquired the rookie pitcher for cash considerations

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The Detroit Tigers appear to have made their first move of the offseason, in acquiring right-handed rookie pitch Dario Agrazal from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations, according to Anthony Fenech.

Agrazal, a 24-year-old starting pitcher from Aguadulce, Panama, appeared in 15 games for the Pirates last season — 14 as a starter — and posted a 4.69 ERA, 5.90 FIP, and a 1.364 WHIP.

He is primarily a low-90s sinker pitcher, favoring the pitch at least 50% of the time in his debut season, with a much lighter mix of a low-90s fastball, a mid-80s changeup, and a low-80s slider. The sinker “generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers and has slight armside run” according to Brooks Baseball.

The acquisition, for cash considerations, has been confirmed by the Tigers.