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Rays trade SP Chris Archer to Pirates, source says

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 16:42:55-04

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded starting pitcher Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Rays beat writer Marc Topkin.

The move came less than an hour before the trade deadline Tuesday and only minutes after Wilson Ramos was shipped to Philadelphia.



Archer has been with Tampa Bay for the entirety of his career, with an ERA of 3.69 in that time.

This season he had a 3-5 record with a 4.31 ERA, along with 102 strikeouts and 31 walks.

In exchange, the Rays will get 24-year-old pitcher Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow is a 6'8" right-hander who in the majors this year has a 1-2 mark with a 4.34 ERA.

Rays trade all-star catcher Wilson Ramos to Phillies

Also included in the deal is outfielder Austin Meadows. Meadows is just 23 years old and made his MLB debut for Pittsburgh in May.

Since getting called up, he is hitting .292 with five home runs and 13 RBI.

The third piece in the deal is reportedly a player to be named later.

As far as Archer's contract goes he will be owed $7.6 million in 2019 and has team options for both 2020 and 2021.