After being designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates late last week, pitcher Roddery Muñoz has been traded to the Miami Marlins
After being claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, right-handed pitcher Roddery Muñoz is on the move again. On Wednesday, Muñoz was traded by the Pirates to the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Muñoz the Pirates received cash considerations.
Muñoz’s time with the Pirates ends without ever pitching in a game for the organization. The 25-year-old righty was designated for assignment by the Pirates late last week to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Edward Olivares after Olivares was acquired from the Kansas City Royals via trade.
Last season, Muñoz pitched for both the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals in the minor leagues. In 78 minor league innings, he posted a 5.42 ERA while allowing 70 hits, 11 home runs, walking 53 batters, and striking out 81. His struggles led to him designated for assignment by Washington last summer as well.
Muñoz still has yet to make his MLB debut.
Once again, this move does not open up a spot on the Pirate 40-man roster as Muñoz came off the roster last week. This means the Pirates still need to create two spots on their 40-man roster after signing Martín Pérez earlier this week, as well as re-signing Andrew McCutchen.
As the offseason carries on make sure to stay tuned at Rum Bunter for all news relating to the Pirates and roster moves, especially with the corresponding 40-man roster moves for Pérez and McCutchen both likely to come before the end of this week.