Bucs get lefty prospect Brault to complete Snider deal

Young starter posted 2.77 ERA with 124 strikeouts last year at Class A

Bucs get lefty prospect Brault to complete Snider deal

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Bucs' deal of outfielder Travis Snider to Baltimore was completed on Friday, when they acquired left-hander Steven Brault from the Orioles as the player to be named in the Jan. 27 trade.

Brault, 22, was Baltimore's 11th-round selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, and he combined for a 2.77 ERA while splitting the 2014 season between the Class A and Class A Advanced levels. The starter totaled 124 strikeouts in 146 1/3 innings, with an excellent 4-to-1 ratio of strikeouts-to-walks.

The Pirates thus end up with a pair of southpaws in return for Snider. Stephen Tarpley, who also turned 22 last week, was the first part of the swap.

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