The Pittsburgh Pirates dealt Josh Fields to the Colorado Rockies today for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Another small, yet smart move by Pirates GM Neal Huntington.
Fields is known for a few things. He was the 18th baseball player picked coming out of Oklahoma State. For a while he was one of the top prospects in the Chicago White Sox organization and last year Fields played with the KC Royals for a short time and hit .306.
Fields might be best known for his prowess as a college quarterback. He set numerous records while playing for the Cowboys. Big records.
The Bucs signed him to a minor-league deal this winter.
He struggled at the plate in the Grapefruit League and the Pirates assigned him to their minor league camp last week. He looks to join the Rockies and provide depth at the AAA level. It’s hard to imagine getting much for Fields, especially considering he would have saw bat speed.
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