Pirates acquire Johnny Barbato from Yankees

Updated: April 17, 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday afternoon that they acquired RHP Johnny Barbato from the Yankees in exchange for cash considerations.

Barbato was added to the team’s 40-man roster, but optioned to Triple A Indianapolis.

In 2016, Barbato went 1-2 on a 7.62 ERA in 13 games with the Yankees. He was designated for assignment on April 12th of this year.

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