Pirates pick Orioles’ minor-league left fielder, lose Altoona utility player n Rule 5 draft
The Pirates chose left fielder Randolph Gassaway off the Baltimore Orioles’ roster Thursday in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft during the last day of the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
Gassaway, 23, split time last season with two Single-A teams in the Orioles’ system, hitting a combined .268 with six home runs and 43 RBI. He was the Orioles’ 16th-round selection in the 2013 MLB Draft.
The Pirates also lost outfielder Jordan George to the Chicago White Sox. George, 26, hit .263 with five home runs and 43 RBIs in Double-A Altoona last season. He played left field and right field, first base and third base while also serving as a designated hitter. George was the Pirates’ 35 th -round selection in the 2015 MLB Draft.
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