Pirates Trade for Dillon Peters, Designate Kyle Crick for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters from the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, Kyle Crick has been designated for assignment.

Peters has pitched parts of four seasons in the majors without any success, playing for the 2018-19 Miami Marlins and the 2020-21 Angels. Combined in four seasons, he has made 24 starts and seven relief appearances in the majors, posting a 5.83 ERA, a 5.85 FIP, a 1.61 WHIP and a 101:60 SO/BB ratio in 132.2 innings. The 28-year-old was a tenth round draft pick out of college in 2014. He had plenty of success in the minors until he reached Triple-A, but he pitched poorly at that level as well, with a 5.60 ERA in 201 innings.

Crick has been with the Pirates since 2018 after being acquired in the Andrew McCutchen deal. He has a 4.44 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 24.1 innings over 27 appearances this season. In four years he has a 3.62 ERA in 139.1 innings over 150 appearances. He has two seasons remaining before free agency after this year.