Pirates Sign Free Agent Infielder JT Riddle

He batted .189 for Miami in a shortened season due to injury in 2019

Andrew Limberg
January 31, 2020 - 4:31 pm
 Miami Marlins shortstop JT Riddle (10) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Pirates signed free agent infielder JT Riddle on Friday.

The 28-year-old Riddle has spent his first three years in the majors with the Miami Marlins.

He has a .229 career batting average with 18 home runs and 70 RBI.

Riddle appeared in 51 games for the Marlins in 2019 with 26 starts in center field and seven at shortstop.

He also made 32 appearances with Triple-A New Orleans.

The left-hand hitting Riddle strained his right forearm in July and missed the rest of the season except for four rehab games in August.

Riddle is the 40th man added to the team’s 40-man roster.

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