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The Pittsburgh Pirates broadcast shared their thoughts on a trade report surrounding outfielder Bryan Reynolds.
The MLB trade deadline takes place on Aug. 2 and with it just days away, fans are getting a better idea of who will be moved or who will stay. Two big names were already on the move, with outfielder Andrew Benintendi heading to the New York Yankees and starting pitcher Luis Castillo heading to the Seattle Mariners. When it comes to the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds, he is likely not going anywhere.
Jon Heyman of the New York Post tweeted that rival executives that have contacted the Pirates about Reynolds believe that he is not being traded.
The Pirates broadcast team read Heyman’s tweet word-for-word, and, well, they shredded it. Take a listen for yourself in the tweet below.
Pirates broadcast team eviscerates Bryan Reynolds trade report
The Pirates not trading Reynolds makes sense, considering he is one of the team’s best hitters. Through 86 games, Reynolds is slashing .251/.331/.448 while recording 15 home runs, 32 RBI, 40 runs scored, and 79 hits.
Reynolds is in the first season of his two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Pirates. Even so, he still has two more years of arbitration remaining, and will not become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2025 season.
As of July 31 following their 8-2 loss to the Phillies, the Pirates are now 40-62 and sitting in last place in the NL Central division.
Teams that are in need for an outfielder may have to look everywhere but Pittsburgh, because Reynolds is unlikely to be moved by the Pirates.