Pittsburgh Pirates: Left-Handed Bullpen Free Agent Options

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PITTSBURGH, PA – JULY 18: Catcher Henry Davis (R), who was selected first overall in the 2021 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, poses with General Manager Ben Cherington after signing a contract with the Pirates during a press conference at PNC Park on July 18, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Pirates need left-handed bullpen help, but what kind of options do the Bucs have avaiable to them?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have zero left-handed pitchers on their 40-man roster. After letting Manny Banuelos hit free agency, they are left with no options, either out of the bullpen or out of the rotation. Internal options do not provide much hope either, as their relief prospects are mostly right-handed, save for Tyler Samaniego.

The Pirates need to go after a left-handed bullpen option on the market, whether that be through free agency or trade. I want to go through each, going from the best to rebound candidates and other low-cost options. There are a lot of pitchers to talk about, so let’s get things started.