The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Jhondaniel Medina
from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for infielder Yamaico Navarro. The announcement was
made by Pirates Senior Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.
The 19-year-old Medina posted a combined 1-3 record, 4.14 ERA (50.0ip/23er) and 50 strikeouts
in 11 games (seven starts) between the GCL Orioles and Aberdeen IronBirds in 2012.
Medina was originally signed by Baltimore as a non-drafted free agent on December 14, 2009.
Since making his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Orioles in 2010, Medina
has posted a 9-10 record, 3.15 ERA (166.0ip/58er) and 159 strikeouts in 35 games (30 starts)
in the minor leagues.