Pirates acquire Chris Archer in surprising trade with Rays

The Pittsburgh Pirates pulled off a surprising trade just before Tuesday’s deadline, acquiring pitcher Chris Archer from the Tampa Bay Rays for top prospects Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow.

Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan confirmed the deal was completed and reported the impressive return for Tampa Bay.

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Momentum toward a deal started picking up over the weekend when it became clear Tampa Bay was more open to trading Archer. The asking price remained high, but the Pirates met it.

Archer, 29, was among the few true frontline pitchers available. Making him more appealing to inquiring teams is the fact he’s under control for another three seasons and will cost only $27.5 million. The Rays realized teams will pay more for more control, so it made sense for them to dive in.

Archer isn’t having

Article source: https://sports.yahoo.com/pirates-acquire-chris-archer-surprising-trade-rays-193728585.html

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