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Bucs acquire Pat Light from Twins

The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained right-handed pitcher Pat Light from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations, the team announced Thursday.

Light was designated for assignment by the Twins on Feb. 6 after splitting the 2016 season between the Boston Red Sox and Twins' organizations. He appeared in 17 major league games last season, including 15 for the Twins. Overall he was 0-1 with an 11.34 ERA in 2016.

Light, a former first-round pick by the Boston Red Sox, was sent to Minnesota at the trade deadline last season in exchange for Fernando Abad.

To make room for Light, the Pirates designated pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla for assignment.


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