The Pittsburgh Pirates have been doing their due diligence on finding a power bat but it appears they may come up short as the MLB’s trade deadline comes to a close.
#pirates tried to make a play for mark trumbo
An acquisition of Trumbo would have been a major move from the Pirates who currently have the best record in baseball.
The Angels were reportedly wary of moving Trumbo given the health concerns of Albert Pujols as it’s likely he’ll play out the remainder of his hefty contract as a designated hitter.
There was no word of what prospects the Pirates were offering the Angels who were reluctant to become a seller, especially for somebody like Trumbo.
The 27 year old slugger is under team control through the 2016 season and has proven himself to be quite the valuable asset.