Light was designated for assignment by the Pirates on June 10, but his passable 3.76 ERA with Pittsburgh's Triple-A affiliate caught the Mariners' eye. He has a live arm, routinely sitting in the mid 90s with his fastball, although he hasn't been able to translate any of his minor-league success to the big leagues. To make room for him on the active roster, Ryne Harper was designated for assignment.
Light was designated in order to make room on the roster for recently selected Edgar Santana. The 27-year-old had not appeared in any games with the Pirates this season, posting a 4.13 ERA at the Triple-A level with Indianapolis. During the 2016 season, Light earned 17 appearances with the Red Sox and Twins, but allowed 21 earned runs in 16.2 innings with a 16:16 K:BB, making it a toss up on whether teams will claim him off waivers.
Light was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.
The hard-throwing right-hander could eventually work his way into the Pirates' bullpen mix, but he'll have to bide his time at the Triple-A level until he can iron out his control problems. Over 54.2 combined innings in the majors and at Triple-A last season, Light walked a whopping 35 batters.
Light had recently been designated for assignment by the Twins to make room for infielder Ehire Adrianza. The 25-year-old right-hander posted successful minor league stints with both Boston and Minnesota last season, but enjoyed far less success at the big league level. In 17 appearances shared between the Twins and the Red Sox, Light turned in a 11.34 ERA along with a disappointing 8.6 BB/9 over 16.2 innings. The Pirates will be hoping they can help him regain the effectiveness he demonstrated in Triple-A, which could eventually provide a valuable boost to their big league bullpen.
Light was designated for assignment Monday.
After acquiring him in a trade with the Red Sox last year, the Twins designated Light for assignment in order to make room on the roster for recently claimed infielder Ehire Adrianza. The 25-year-old struggled in his limited big league appearances last year, posting a 11.34 ERA across 14 innings between Boston and Minnesota. He fared much better in Triple-A, however, accumulating a 2.37 ERA with a 9.9 K/9 in 38 innings there. His solid numbers at Triple-A should garner him some interest on waivers for those in need of bullpen depth.
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|2013||R-Gcl Red Sox||0||0||0.00||3||3||0||0||0||6.0||4||0||0||0||0||2||3|
|2014||AFA-Salem Red Sox||6||6||4.93||22||22||1||0||0||115.0||135||67||63||10||6||33||57|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||2||4||5.18||26||0||0||0||2||33.0||31||19||19||2||1||26||35|
|2015||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||1||1||2.43||21||0||0||0||3||29.2||18||11||8||3||0||11||32|
|2016||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||1||1||2.32||25||0||0||0||7||31.0||21||8||8||1||0||17||36|
|2016||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||1||0||2.57||6||0||0||0||2||7.0||5||2||2||0||1||2||6|