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Rotation spot secure, Pirates lefty Brault settling in

Steven Brault can exhale - sort of. For the first time in his major league career, the relentlessly upbeat Pittsburgh Pirates lefty is not spending spring training freaking out over whether he'll have a job at the end of the month.

The 28-year-old will be in the starting rotation when the regular season begins on April 1. Heady territory for player who has done a little bit of everything since breaking into the big leagues in 2016. He has started 45 times in 100 appearances, worked in long relief and short relief as a left-handed one-out guy and has one career save under his belt.

The Pirates, however, don't need him to be versatile. They need him to become a reliable option every fifth day, something he was in 2020, particularly late in the season after the training wheels came off. Brault went 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA last year and ended with a flourish. His last two starts were a complete-game two-hitter against St. Louis and seven shutout innings against the Chicago Cubs.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Moran.247
HR: C. Moran10
RBI: A. Frazier23
SB: A. Alford3
W: R. Rodríguez3
Saves: R. Rodríguez4
K: J. Musgrove55
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 00.000-
Cincinnati 00.000-
Milwaukee 00.000-
Pittsburgh 00.000-
St. Louis 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .220 (28)
Runs: 219 (30)
Hits: 425 (26)
Home Runs: 59 (28)
Stolen Bases: 16 (28)
OBP: .284 (30)
SLG: .357 (30)
Total Bases: 690 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.68 (19)
Runs Allowed: 298 (19)
Saves: 6 (30)
Strikeouts: 536 (8)
OpBA: .235 (10)
OBP: .332 (20)
SLG: .416 (16)
Run Support: 3.84 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/24 A. Davis Placed on 60-Day IL (Sprained left elbow)
2/24 D. Fowler Traded Oakland (for cash considerations)
2/19 T. Frazier Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/17 T. Anderson Signed as Free Agent ( 2021)(one-year contract)
2/17 J. Soriano Placed on 60-Day IL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/24 A. Davis Sprained left elbow (on 60-day IL)
2/17 J. Soriano Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day IL)
9/27 J. Stallings Concussion (7-day IL)
9/20 K. Newman Left knee contusion (10-day IL)
9/17 C. Tucker Concussion (10-day IL)
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