Pirates Receive Two Pitchers from Mariners in Arquimedes Caminero Trade

By Jason Shetler 

The Pirates have announced that they have received pitchers Jake Brentz and Pedro Vasquez from the Seattle Mariners to complete the Arquimedes Caminero deal. 

After being a key component of the Pirates bullpen last year, Caminero just wasn’t as consistent for the Bucs this season. He had a 3.51 ERA, but his Fielding Independent Pitching was higher at 4.75 and he allowed a ton of batters to reach base with a 1.66 WHIP in 39 appearances. Caminero was traded to Seattle on August 6th. He’s appeared in 13 games with the Mariners, posting a 3.86 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. 

Brentz was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as an 11th round selection in 2013. The 21-year-old left-hander was one of three pitchers who were dealt to the Mariners last season in the Mark Lowe deal. Brentz has posted a 5.32 ERA this year in 20 games combined with the M’s A ball and AAA affiliates. 

Vasquez signed with the Mariners last year out of the Dominican Republic. The 20-year-old righty has pitched well this season, as he’s put up an 2.26 ERA along with a 0.95 WHIP and a .229 batting average against in 71.2 combined innings with the AZL Mariners and Low A Clinton. 






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