RHP Yacksel Rios (Pirates)
- Philadelphia Phillies (2017-19)
- Pittsburgh Pirates (2019 – Present)
Prior to being selected off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in early August 2019, RHP Yacksel Rios had played his entire career in red pinstripes. The right-hander had been designated for assignment in late July to make room for one of the players on this list, southpaw starter Jason Vargas.
The Pirates recalled Rios from Triple-A Indianapolis in early September, and he finished the season going 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA, 1.452 WHIP, and 10-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 10 1/3 innings. This was as significant improvement over his 2019 outings with the Phillies, when in just 2 2/3 innings, he had allowed seven runs (four earned).
Rios finished out 10 games for the Phillies in 2018, and, as a rookie in 2017, he struck out 17 batters in just 16 1/3 innings.