The San Diego Padres have signed a deal to acquire right-hander Joe Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources tell ESPN’s Jeff Passon.
Trade for Musgrove is pending medical review on sources per se, and will send a large package of possibilities for pirates. Hudson Head, a well-known center fielder, is expected to be among Pittsburgh’s leading group.
The 28-year-old, Musgrove, was 1-5 with a 3.86 ERA, starting for the Pirates in the coronovirus epidemic-shortened 2020 season.
The team’s Opening Day starter in 2020, Musgrove is set to make $ 4.45 million in 2021, as he and the Pirates agreed to a contract last Friday to avoid arbitration.
He is 29-38 with a 4.33 ERA out of 108 in five major league seasons, including 83 starts.
Musgrove is the third starting pitcher, acquired by the Padres this offseason through a trade. San Diego acquired left-handed Blake Snell and right-hander Yu Darvish last month in separate blockbuster trades with the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs, respectively.
The rebuild is the second significant trade completed by the Pirates, who traded first baseman Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals last month.