D-backs trade Phil Gosselin to Pirates for pitcher Frank Duncan
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired pitcher Frank Duncan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin on Friday.
Gosselin was with the D-backs since 2015, when he was traded to Arizona from the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo. In his time with the D-backs, Gosselin played in 146 games and hit for a .283 average with 26 runs batted in.
Duncan, a 25-year-old right-hander, will be a non-roster invitee to D-backs camp. He spent last season in the Pirates’ minor league system, starting 22 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis, going 12-8 with a 2.34 ERA and 116 strikeouts.
The 6-foot-4 pitcher spent three seasons in the Pirates system after being drafted in the 13th round out of the University of Kansas in 2014.
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