Pittsburgh Pirates Player News: All Positions

News: The Yankees released Lavarnway on Thursday, Donnie Collins of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
Impact: Lavarnway has spent the entire 2019 campaign with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .213 with three home runs across 129 plate appearances. The 31-year-old journeyman catcher lost his spot on the Triple-A roster after the Yankees signed reliever Dan Jennings to a minor-league contract.
News: Crick hurled a scoreless inning against the Cardinals on Wednesday, striking out one batter in a 6-5 loss.
Impact: He faced the minimum number of batters for the first time since June 2 (a span of 14 outings) and didn't walk at least one batter for the third time in 17 appearances. The righty remains the likely closer-in-waiting behind Felipe Vazquez. Crick has registered a 3.78 ERA in 33.1 innings, but a 41:28 K:BB has bumped his WHIP to 1.56.