SAN DIEGO — The Pirates have reached an agreement with left-handed pitcher Jarlín García on a one-year deal for $2.5 million, with a $3.25 million club option for 2024, a source told MLB.com. The deal, which has not been confirmed by the club, is pending a physical.
García, who turns 30 in January, posted a 3.74 ERA and 4.27 FIP in 65 innings with the Giants in 2022. Since ’20, García owns a 2.84 ERA and 3.90 FIP with 138 strikeouts in 152 innings.
García fills a positional need: a left-handed pitcher. Coming into the Winter Meetings, the Pirates didn’t have a single left-handed pitcher on their 40-man roster. In November, the Bucs outrighted Eric Stout — he would elect free agency — and designated Manny Bañuelos for assignment, removing the team’s only two lefties.