By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Duane Underwood Jr. from the Cubs in exchange for Shendrik Apostel.READ MORE: EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between J&J Vaccine And Blood Clots, But Says Benefits Outweigh Risks
Underwood was a Cubd second-round pick in the 2012 first-year player draft and made his MLB debut in 2018.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,577 New Coronavirus Cases, 77 More Deaths
He made his career-high 17th appearance with the Cubs in 2020, getting his first win against the Cardinals on August 17.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 389 New Coronavirus Cases, Increasing County Total To 94,501
In order to make room for Underwood, the Pirates have designated Carson Fulmer for assignment.