Pirates trade Markel to Angels for cash

Pirates trade Markel to Angels for cash

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 20: Parker Markel #37 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Pirates traded right-handed relief pitcher Parker Markel to the Angels Thursday for cash considerations.

Markel was claimed by the Pirates from the Mariners on July 27 and split time between the majors and Triple-A for both clubs. He pitched to a 7.77 ERA in 20 major league innings. The 29-year-old did much better in Triple-A, where he finished with a 1.74 ERA, 0.992 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 41.1 IP.

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