Pitcher Cody Bolton
Right-handed pitcher Cody Bolton made his MLB debut with the Pirates this past April. This started a summer that rolled into the fall of Bolton being up and down between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis.
With the Pirates, Bolton pitched 21.1 innings and took his lumps. Bolton posted a 6.33 ERA and a 5.27 FIP. He allowed 30 hits, 3 home runs (1.27 HR/9), walked 14.0% of batters faced, and struck out 20.6% of opposing batters.
Bolton had multiple outings in which he was absolutely blitzed by opposing batters. In many outings he looked like a pitcher that does not belong in the majors. Relievers that bring whaT Bolton brings to the table can be found all over the place. Due to this, the odds of Bolton surviving the offseason on the Pirate 40-man roster are low.