The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired left-hander Eric Stout from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations on Tuesday.
The Pirates optioned the 29-year-old reliever to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Stout allowed two runs on three hits in 3 2/3 innings in two relief appearances this season for the Cubs.
He previously pitched for the Kansas City Royals in 2018 and posted a 23.14 ERA in three games (2 1/3 innings).
Stout's career numbers in the minors include a 23-18 record with a 4.39 ERA and 17 saves in 202 games (19 starts) since 2014.
--Field Level Media