After recently claiming reliever Ashton Goudeau off waivers, the Pittsburgh Pirates have now lost the righty on waivers to the Baltimore Orioles.
Back on November 25th, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed right-handed reliever Ashton Goudeau off waivers. That day, the team also designated former first-round pick Will Craig for assignment to make room for Goudeau on the 40-man roster.
Goudeau’s tenure with the Pittsburgh Pirates proved to be a short lived one. On Monday, the team placed Goudeau on waivers, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster. Shortly after Goudeau was placed on waivers, he was claimed by the Baltimore Orioles.
This marks the fourth organization that Goudeau has been a part of. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies last season, had his short stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and now he is an Oriole.
With Goudeau being waived, the Pirates now have 38 players on their 40-man roster. This gives the team two open spots as MLB’s Winter Meetings start to kick into high gear throughout the rest of the week.
Having two open spots on the Pirate 40-man roster can allow them to add players either via trade or free agency without having to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. It also gives the Bucs two open spots prior to the Rule 5 Draft later this week.
As we have covered on the site, the Pirates have the top pick in the Rule 5 Draft. Due to this they will likely draft a player with that top pick, as it is a no-risk potential high-reward situation. If you are interested in Rule 5 Draft eiligible players the Pirates could potentially be interested in you can read about them here and here.
As MLB’s Winter Meetings continue throughout the rest of the week, stay tuned here at Rum Bunter for all and any news pertaining to the Pittsburgh Pirates.