Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Players Who Could Be Traded This Offseason

Could these three players be traded away by the Pirates this offseason?
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Outfielder/first baseman Miguel Andújar

After starting the year in the minors, Miguel Andújar joined the Pirates in April. However, after struggling mightily he was sent back to the minor leagues where Andújar spent the majority of the season. Then in September, he re-joined the Pirates and put together a great month.

After re-joining the Pirates in September, Andújar hit for a .302/.351/.528 slash line with a 134 wRC+, 7.0% walk rate, 14.0% strikeout rate, and a .226 ISO in 57 PAs. This strong finish led to Andújar posting a .250/.300/.476 slash line with a 105 wRC+, .226 ISO, and a 108 OPS+ in 84 MLB PAs for the season.

Andújar enters the offseason out of minor league options. This was the case last season, which led to him being designated for assignment. Due to his struggles last season, he went unclaimed and remained with the Pirates.

Following a strong close to the season it is not a given that Andújar would sruvive being DFA'd again. Due to this, he could be a player that the Pirates look to trade this offseason. Even if he nets a minor return, that is better than DFA'ing him and risking losing him for nothing in return. If the Pirates do not see a place on the 2024 Opening Day roster for Andújar, then he could be traded this offseason.