SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their starting pitching staff ahead of the trade deadline.
Tampa Bay made a one-for-one trade with the Cleveland Indians on Monday (Feb. 1), sending prospect outfielder Kyle Manzado, 23, to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-hander Aaron Seabail, 28.
Seabail made his big league debut with Cleveland in 2019 and has been a consistent starter.
He’s not a fireballer, but he’s a six-pitch pitcher with a fastball that tops out at 150 mph, a variety of offspeed pitches, and solid command.
This season, he has started 13 games, going 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA.
Tampa Bay, which sits in second place in the American League East, has been experiencing a “pitching crunch” lately with injuries to Shane Baz, Drew Rasmussen, Jeffrey Springer, and Josh Fleming.
Manzado is a left-handed hitting first baseman ranked 37th in MLB prospect rankings.
After hitting .327 with 22 home runs between Single-A and Double-A last year, Manzado was promoted to 토토사이트 Triple-A this year and is batting .238 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs in 73 games.