Report: Pirates Looking To Deal Lyles And Kela

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - According to a report the Pirates are looking to deal pitchers Jordan Lyles and Keone Kela before next Wednesday’s trade deadlines.

MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal says Wednesday's performance against the Cardinals could help boost his trade potential after his strong start against the Phillies last Friday night.

He pitched into the 6th inning and allowed one run.  For the season, he's 5-6 with a 4-91 era.

Rosenthal also reports the Bucs are 'more than willing' to move reliever Keone Kela, who is returning Wednesday to the team for the first time since May 8. He was dealing with a shoulder issue.

Kela also just served an unspecified two-game suspension but reports are that it was due to a reported altercation with a team official. The team said it was an unstated violation of the Uniform Player’s Contract and would not comment further. 

According to sources, Pirates reliever Keone Kela was suspended by the club due to an altercation with Hector Morales, team’s director, cultural readiness and peak performance coach.

— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 24, 2019

The MLB trade deadline is next Wednesday, July 31.

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