Five teams are lined up for Pirates left-handed reliever John Grabow, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. With the Rockies emerging as contenders, Colorado has reportedly pulled back closer Brian Fuentes.
The Rays, Cardinals, Phillies, Red Sox and Angels have called about Grabow, who is 5-3 with a 3.25 ERA and 44/22 K/BB ratio in 52 2-3 innings with Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old southpaw is holding left-handed hitters to a .229 BA this season. The downside, according to the Post-Gazette, is that Grabow missed nine days earlier in the month with arm fatigue.
It’s a buyer’s market for mid-range left-handed relief, and more teams, like the Marlins, are joining the hunt. MLBTradeRumors.com lists Arthur Rhodes, Jack Taschner, John Grabow, Eddie Guardado, George Sherrill, Will Ohman, and Alan Embree as available goods.