Pittsburgh Pirates: Reliever Hunter Stratton Promoted to the Majors

The Pirates will have a new reliever in the bullpen starting today

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For the first time in his professional career relief pitcher Hunter Stratton has reached the majors after being promoted by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday afternoon

Prior to Monday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers the Pittsburgh Pirates made a roster move. Right-handed reliever Hunter Stratton had his contract selected from Triple-A Indianapolis, marking his first promotion to the majors.

At Triple-A this season Stratton pitched 56.1 innings. He posted a 3.99 ERA, 4.38 FIP, and allowed home runs at a clip of 1.12 HR/9. While Stratton walked 12.8% of batters faced, he did strike out 30.6% of opposing batters.

Stratton was selected in the 2017 draft by the Pirates. He was chosen 478th overall in the 16th round out of Walters State Community College. The month of September should prove as a potential proving ground opportunity for Stratton.

To make room for Stratton on both the active and 40-man roster left-handed reliever Rob Zastryzny was designated for assignment. In 20.2 innings pitched for the Pirates this season Zastryzny owns a 4.79 ERA and a 4.32 FIP.

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