Chasen Shreve Agrees to a Minor League Deal with the Pirates

Jeff Passan is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a minor league deal with 30-year-old left-handed pitcher Chasen Shreve. He has a non-roster invite to Spring Training. The deal will pay him $1.5 M if he makes the big league roster. Multiple sources have confirmed the deal.

Shreve has pitched in the majors since 2014, starting his career with the Atlanta Braves. He pitched for the New York Yankees (2015-18), St Louis Cardinals (2018-19) and 2020 New York Mets. This past season, he had a 3.96 ERA/3.99 FIP in 25 innings over 17 appearances, with a 34:12 SO/BB ratio and a 1.16 WHIP. In his career he has a 3.74 ERA/4.71 FIP in 228.2 innings over 235 appearances, with a 268:114 SO/BB ratio and a 1.35 WHIP. He has amazingly similar career stats versus left-handed and right-handed batters. Lefties have a .228/.328/.422 slash line, while righties have a .227/.315/.434 slash line, giving him a .001 difference in both average and OPS. Shreve has just a few days over five years of service time in the majors, so if he spends the entire season with the Pirates, he will be a free agent at the end of the year.