The Pirates had a relatively quiet trade deadline day, but they did make one small “buy” move before things wrapped up at 4 pm. While Pittsburgh is 51-54, it’s just 5 1⁄2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs and has a 5.5 percent chance to make the postseason, per FanGraphs.
The team acquired right-handed relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit and cash considerations from the Phillies in exchange for minor league righty Seth McGarry. Benoit should fill the void that was left by Tony Watson after he was traded to the Dodgers.
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