Pirates trade Roansy Contreras to Angels

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The Pirates have traded Roansy Contreras to the Los Angeles Angels, officially ending the 24-year-old right-hander’s time in Pittsburgh, a Pittsburgh Baseball Now source has confirmed.

Pittsburgh will receive cash considerations from the Angels in return, the negligible acquisition cementing an embarrassing end to a once-promising future for the Pirates.

The Pirates designated Contreras for assignment on Saturday, May 11, making room for 2023 first overall pick Paul Skenes on their 40-man roster. Contreras, a one-time top 100 prospect in all of baseball per MLB Pipeline, looked like he could become a cornerstone of Pittsburgh’s rotation for years to come during the first half of the 2022 season, when he posted a 3.79 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 95 innings.

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