The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster Tuesday by trading pitcher Tanner Anderson to the Oakland A’s, and adding four highly regarded minor-league prospects.
The prospects are right-handed pitchers J.T. Brubaker and Mitch Keller, shortstop Cole Tucker and outfielder Jason Martin. Brubaker was the Pirates’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2018 after recording a 10-6 with a 2.81 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 28 starts between Double-A Altoona and
Triple-A Indianapolis. Keller is rated the team’s No. 1 prospect by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline.
Martin, who was acquired from the Houston Astros last year in the Gerrit Cole trade, hit .274 with 13 home runs, 55 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 127 games between Altoona and Indianapolis in 2018. Cole, the Pirates’ first-round draft choice in 2014, hit .259, with five home runs, 44 RBIs and 35 stolen bases in 133 games with Altoona.
Anderson appeared in six games (11 1/3 innings) for the Pirates this season, recording a 1-0 record and a 6.35 ERA while allowing 15 hits and eight walks. The Pirates will receive cash or a player to be named in return.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at email@example.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.