The Pittsburgh Pirates made the signing of right-handed veteran pitcher Trevor Cahill official this afternoon. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Blake Cederlind was placed on the 60-day injured list.
Cahill spent the 2020 season with the San Francisco Giants, where he had 3.24 ERA and a 4.19 FIP in 25 innings over six starts and five relief appearances. He had a 1.20 WHIP and a 31:14 SO/BB ratio. In 2019, he pitched for the Los Angeles Angels, where he put together a 5.98 ERA/6.13 FIP in 102.1 innings, with a 1.47 WHIP and an 81:39 SO/BB ratio. He made 11 starts and 26 relief appearances. Cahill has pitched 12 seasons in the majors, throwing 1,470.2 innings over 225 starts and 127 relief outings. He has a career 4.20 ERA/4.40 FIP/1/36 WHIP, averaging 6.8 strikeouts and 3.9 walks per nine innings.
Cederlind was injured during his appearance on Wednesday night. He suffered a UCL strain on his right elbow. The team is currently looking into the best treatment for the injury.
Earlier in the day, the Pirates announced the signings of all pre-arbitration players. No real news here, those players don’t even have to sign those contracts for them to be official. Just a formality for 2021 salaries.
We have agreed to terms on contracts for the 2021 season with all pre-arbitration eligible players. pic.twitter.com/oST6owhPOA
— Pirates (@Pirates) March 12, 2021