Agrazal could make the Tigers' roster as a long reliever when the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Agrazal started 14 times last year for Pittsburgh, so he has the ability to give the Tigers some length out of the bullpen. With a compacted schedule likely on the horizon, bullpens figure to stay busy, which could keep Agrazal in the majors for the time being.
Agrazal passed through waivers unclaimed and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
The Tigers will get to keep Agrazal in their organization after picking him up from the Pirates in exchange for cash in late November. Agrazal recorded a 4.91 ERA in 73.1 innings as a rookie last season.
Agrazal was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Wednesday.
Agrazal was picked up from Pittsburgh in exchange for cash considerations back in November but will lose his roster spot after the Tigers picked up Eric Haase in a similar trade from Cleveland on Wednesday. Agrazal posted a 4.91 ERA and a 12.8 percent strikeout rate in his 73.1-inning debut for the Pirates last season.
Agrazal was acquired from the Pirates by the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations Monday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Agrazal isn't much more than a lottery ticket, but the Tigers certainly should be picking up as many of those as they can. In 14 starts and one relief appearance in his debut season for the Pirates last season, the 24-year-old posted an uninspiring 4.91 ERA, and his 5.90 FIP suggests things could have been worse. He showed good control, walking just 5.6 percent of opposing batters, but struck batters out at a poor 12.8-percent clip.
Agrazal was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday.
Agrazal ended up making 14 starts for the Pirates in 2019 and posted a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 41:18 K:BB over 73.1 innings. The Pirates needed to create space on the 40-man roster to protect prospects for the Rule 5 draft, leading him to be DFA'd.
Agrazal allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Cubs on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old continued his strikeout success in this outing and only yielded two runs or less in six frames for the first time since July 21, but the Pirates bullpen gave up his one-run lead after he left. Agrazal struck out 11 hitters in his last 11 innings to end the season. He will finish the year 4-5 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 73.1 innings this season.
Agrazal (4-5) gave up four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six in five innings Wednesday against the Mariners. He took the loss.
He has been consistently mediocre of late -- his last quality start in the majors came on July 21 and he has failed to complete five innings in each of his last three appearances. His final start of the season figures to come next Wednesday against the Cubs if he remains in the rotation.
Agrazal did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's win over the Giants, lasting just four innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with a pair of strikeouts.
Aside from a short 64-pitch outing, the right-hander tossed a shutout game until the fifth inning, when Jaylin Davis broke it up with an RBI single. Corban Joseph then reached on a throwing error by Kevin Newman, allowing a run to score in the process. Joseph would be Agrazal's final batter of the night. The 24-year-old, who now owns a 4.91 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 13 appearances, will look to put in a longer outing when he takes on Seattle during his next start.
Agrazal will start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 24-year-old will take the mound Wednesday as previously scheduled starter Joe Musgrove (foot) receives an additional day of rest. Agrazal has a 4.94 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 28:16 K:BB through 58.1 innings (11 starts) this season.
Agrazal (4-4) took the loss against the Marlins on Thursday, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 4.1 innings, striking out one and walking two as the Pirates fell 10-7.
The right-hander was staked to a 5-1 lead, but he couldn't capitalize on the opportunity as he allowed the Marlins to come back and take a 6-5 advantage before exiting the contest after throwing 85 pitches. Agrazal sports a 4.94 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 28:16 K:BB across 58.1 innings on the season.
Agrazal (4-3) earned the win against the Rockies on Friday, allowing three runs on nine hits with a pair of strikeouts across five innings.
After serving up a leadoff home run to Trevor Story, Agrazal looked like he was headed for danger at hitter-friendly Coors Field, but luckily the rookie right-hander recovered quickly. Better yet, he didn't issue any free passes and notched his own RBI sacrifice fly en route to his fourth win of the season. Agrazal was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis last week in replacement of Chris Archer (shoulder). Across 11 appearances, he owns a forgettable 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 27:14 K:BB, although his next scheduled start against Miami on Thursday has some favorable potential.
Agrazal is scheduled to make his next start Friday versus the Rockies in Colorado, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Agrazal was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis and entered the rotation Aug. 25 as a replacement for the injured Chris Archer (shoulder). The rookie right-hander allowed nine baserunners in five innings, but he was able to limit the damage to four runs en route to earning a win over the Reds. He'll likely get at least a couple more turns through the rotation with Archer unlikely to be available until at least mid-September, but Agrazal won't make for an advisable streaming option while heading to the majors' least forgiving environment for pitchers in his upcoming start.
Agrazal (3-3) allowed four runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Reds on Sunday.
After giving up three runs in the first, Agrazal appeared headed for another short outing, but he pulled it together and yielded just one more run over the next four innings while the Pirates offense exploded for nine runs on the afternoon. While it wasn't a great stat line overall, Agrazal did match his season best five strikeouts in the win, which was his first during the second half. He owns a 4.41 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 49 innings this season. Agrazal will likely be back on the hill Friday at the Rockies.
Agrazal will serve as the Pirates' starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Reds.
As expected, Agrazal will enter the rotation as a replacement for Chris Archer (shoulder), who landed on the 10-day injured list earlier in the week. Agrazal was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday and tossed two scoreless innings against the Nationals that same day, so he'll be returning to the hill on three days' rest. Because Agrazal only tossed 23 pitches in that outing, however, he shouldn't face any significant restrictions as he steps back into the rotation for his first start with Pittsburgh since Aug. 5.
Agrazal was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Chris Archer (shoulder inflammation) was placed on the 10-day injured list, so it's possible Agrazal will rejoin the big-league rotation. However, he has given up eight runs in nine innings over two starts since getting sent to Triple-A in early August. If the Pirates intended for him to take Archer's rotation spot, they likely would have called up a reliever for a few days before turning to Agrazal, whose normal schedule would have him pitching Wednesday.
Agrazal was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Agrazal logged a 2.25 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in his first five starts, but his 12:10 K:BB in 28 innings portended extreme regression. That regression came, with him giving up 13 runs in 14 innings over his next three outings. His big-league future is likely as a reliever. Mitch Keller is the obvious candidate to take his spot in the big-league rotation.
Agrazal (2-3) allowed five runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings while taking a loss against the Brewers on Monday.
The strong start to Agrazal's career is officially finished. After posting a 2.25 ERA in his first five outings, Agrazal has allowed 13 runs in his last 14 innings (8.36 ERA). During that stretch, he's yielded seven home runs and taken three losses. Agrazal owns a 4.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 42 innings this season, but he'll look to get back on track Sunday in St. Louis.
Agrazal (2-2) allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks across 3.2 innings while taking a loss against the Reds on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old did a better job of creating swinging strikes and tied a season high with five strikeouts, but he also allowed two homers and hit two batters. After Tuesday night's brawl, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle seemed especially sensitive to the fact the two hit batters in the fourth could cause problems, and Hurdle yanked Agrazal with the bases loaded and two outs. The Pirates escaped the frame with no further damage, but Agrazal only threw 55 pitches and failed to finish the fourth. After two subpar outings, his ERA has spiked to 3.24 and his WHIP sits at 1.19. Agrazal, who will start again Tuesday at home against the Brewers, also has 18 strikeouts with 10 walks in 37 innings this season.
Agrazal (2-1) allowed five runs on four hits with no walks and one strikeout across 5.1 innings while taking a loss against the Mets on Friday.
Three homers doomed Agrazal, who lost his first career big-league game. The rookie had allowed three homers through his first five MLB starts, so it was an uncharacteristic night in that regard. The great control he displayed has been a normal occurrence along with the lack of strikeouts. He owns a 3.24 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 33.1 innings this season. Agrazal will pitch next at the Reds on Wednesday.
Agrazal gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five through six innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Agrazal allowed a run to score in the fourth inning but otherwise limited the Phillies to no runs through his other five innings. The 24-year-old has stellar results in his first five starts with a 2.25 ERA, but a 12:10 K:BB and 6.15 xFIP foreshadow potential regression. Agrazal will make his next start Friday against the Mets at Citi Field.
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