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Niko Goodrum Elects Free Company


Utilityman Niko Goodrum elected free company after the Pirates designated him for project final week, tweets Alex Stumpf of MLB.com. Goodrum went unclaimed on outright waivers and had enough service time to discover the market.

The 32-year-old didn’t seem in a recreation with the Pirates. Pittsburgh claimed Goodrum off waivers from the Angels on June 10 earlier than squeezing him off the roster 4 days later. The Bucs had been his fourth group of the 2024 season. Goodrum spent Spring Coaching with the Twins on a minor league deal. He had temporary MLB stints with the Rays and Halos earlier than his stopover within the Metal Metropolis.

Goodrum hit simply .103/.188/.103 in 33 MLB plate appearances. He’d hit nicely for Tampa Bay’s Triple-A staff in Durham, working a .316/.422/.605 slash in 9 video games. Goodrum had wonderful numbers (.280/.448/.440) with Boston’s high minor league affiliate a yr in the past and continued to hit nicely as a member of the KBO’s Lotte Giants. He shouldn’t have a problem discovering one other minor league contract.

Pittsburgh additionally granted infielder Jake Lamb his launch from Triple-A Indianapolis, tweets Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette. Lamb evidently had an opt-out deal within the minor league contract he signed over the winter. The 33-year-old hit .289/.380/.416 with a powerful 12% stroll price and an 18.4% strikeout proportion by way of 234 Triple-A plate appearances.

Lamb had began the season on an enormous sizzling streak and as soon as seemed like a candidate to supplant Rowdy Tellez as a left-handed first base possibility. His bat has tailed off in June, although, and the Bucs determined to let him discover different alternatives quite than giving him an MLB shot.

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