April 23, 2024

Yankees acquire right-hander JT Brubaker from Pirates

MIAMI — The New York Yankees acquired right-hander JT Brubaker and worldwide bonus pool allotment from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday for a participant to be named.

Brubaker, Pittsburgh’s Opening Day starter in 2022, missed final season after present process Tommy John surgical procedure on April 12 with Dr. Keith Meister. Brubaker agreed in January to a one-year deal for $2,275,000 and was placed on the 60-day injured listing on Feb. 19.

Brubaker, 30, went 3-12 with a 4.69 ERA in 28 appearances with the Pirates in 2022. He set profession highs with 28 begins, 144 innings and 147 strikeouts.

“The thing that stands out to me is not only JT Brubaker the pitcher but the human being,” mentioned Pirates supervisor Derek Shelton. “Any charity event we had, he and his wife were always there. They were always involved, and I think it just speaks to who the human being is. Sometimes the business gets involved and you make trades, but I will always appreciate and always be a fan of JT Brubaker.”

Brubaker was chosen by the Pirates out of Akron within the sixth spherical of the 2015 novice draft.