Pittsburgh Pirates: Pitchers That Need to Come Off the 40-Man This Offseason

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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 16: Jeremy Beasley #38 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch during a MLB game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on June 16, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

These Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers appear to have no future with the organization and need to come off of the 40-man roster this offseason

Between prospects that will need to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft and offseason additions that need to be made, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have plenty of 40-man roster decisions to make this offseason. Making room on the 40-man roster should be an easy thing for the Pirates to do, especially with their pitchers.

There are plenty of pitchers on the team’s 40-man roster that do not appear to have any future with the organization. That hodgepodge of nothingness includes these seven pitchers who should be taken off of the 40-man roster this offseason.

Righty Jeremy Beasley

Acquiring reliever Jeremy Beasley is a move that never made sense for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Beasley was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a last second traded ahead of the August 2nd trade deadline, and immediately optioned to Triple-A.

Beasley has pitched 24.2 MLB innings in his career. These innings have come with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays. This season Beasley posted a 4.80 ERA, 5.46 FIP, and a 2.40 HR/9 in 15.0 innings pitched with the Blue Jays.

Since joining the Pittsburgh Pirates organization Beasley has not pitched in a game in the majors or the minors. Regardless of the reasoning, taking Beasley off of the 40-man roster this offseason would appear to be pretty close to a slam dunk move.

At this point Beasley is, literally, adding nothing to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Taking Beasley off of the 40-man roster to help create spots for players that need protected from the Rule 5 Draft, trade/free agent additions, etc., seems to be a no brainer offseason decision for the Pirates.