The Pirates announced on Thursday that the club acquired pitcher Pat Light from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Pirates designated pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla for assignment to create roster space.
Light, 25, was designated for assignment by the Twins on Monday. The right-hander made his major league debut with the Red Sox last season, then joined the Twins on August 1 in the Fernando Abad trade. Across 16 2/3 innings of relief, Light yielded 21 earned runs on 22 hits and 16 walks with 16 strikeouts. Control has always been an issue for Light, but the Pirates likely see potential with his mid-90’s fastball.