By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Joe Musgrove shared a handwritten goodbye note after being traded by the Pirates.READ MORE: PPG Paints Arena Welcomes Back Pittsburgh Penguins Fans
On Monday, Pittsburgh traded the right-handed pitcher to the San Diego Padres for prospects. Musgrove, 28, spent the last three seasons with the Pirates.
To Pittsburgh, with Love. pic.twitter.com/zlNmR3Gt09
— Joe Musgrove (@ItsbuccnJoe59) January 21, 2021READ MORE: 2 Flown To Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash In Westmoreland County
“To my Pittsburgh famalee,” the goodbye note starts. In his goodbye, Musgrove said it was an honor to play for the Pirates, saying he will cherish wearing the same uniform as Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell and other Pittsburgh legends.
“I’m sorry that we weren’t able to win more while I was there but this city and my teammates over the past 3 seasons have provided me with so much knowledge and growth that I will carry with me for the rest of my career,” Musgrove penned.
The pitcher also thanked the organization and his former teammates in Pittsburgh.MORE NEWS: As People Struggle To Secure Unemployment Benefits, Prosecutors Say Fraud Is Widespread
“Thanks for the peace! Take care Yinz,” Musgrove said in his sign off. “Love, Big Joe.”