Going, going, gone.
Last week after Edgar Santana was designated for assignment following the acquisition of RHP Kyle Keller, it was only a matter of time before he was going to be traded. Now, he’s gone.
According to sources, the team traded Edgar Santana to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations.
Pirates have traded Edgar Santana to the Braves in exchange for cash considerations. They DFA'd him when they acquired Kyle Keller.— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) April 9, 2021
Santana has not made an appearance for the Pirates since 2018, where he played in 69 games with a 3-4 record and a 3.26 ERA.
Santana tore his UCL in late 2018 and opted for Tommy John surgery, which has held him out of each of the past two seasons.
He made seven appearances in Spring Training for the Pirates, but his ERA ballooned to 10.80.
In return, the Pirates acquired cash considerations. Considerations has not had an at bat in the major leagues yet, but has been dealt a numerous amount of times in their 100+ year career. Most (in)famously, cash considerations was traded from the New York Yankees to the Boston Red Sox for Babe Ruth.
Ruth would go on to become one of the best ball players ever and a Hall of Famer, while cash considerations is still not yet eligible for the Hall of Fame considering it is still enjoying a long and fruitful baseball career. We’ll see what they can add to the Pirates moving forward.