CF,RF - NYY - MiLB
Socrates Brito decided to opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season.
Brito was seen on the Pirates' alternate training site and decided to opt out after his brother passed away from COVID-19 last week. He will look to return to the majors in 2021.
Socrates Brito rejoined the Pirates on Saturday after previously testing positive for Coronvirus.
Brito signed a minor-league deal with the Pirates and is looking to crack the Pirates outfield rotation. He slashed 0.77/.163/.128 with two RBI and five runs scored across 17 games for the Blue Jays in 2019.
OF Socrates Brito has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Brito has tested positive for COVID-19, but Pirates' manager Derek Shelton could not share if he was symptomatic or not. The 27-year-old will need to produce two negative tests before he is able to join his teammates for summer camp.
The Blue Jays acquired outfielder Socrates Brito from the Padres in exchange for outfielder Rodrigo Orozco on Tuesday.
Brito never played a game for San Diego, but did have quite a bit of success in the Diamondbacks' minor league system, including a .318-85-17-69-15 line in 114 games for Triple-A Reno last year. Brito struggled during several brief stints in Arizona, but was never given an extended opportunity. Perhaps he'll get that opportunity in Toronto, which would make him a deep sleeper in fantasy leagues thanks to his combination of pop and speed.
Socrates Brito suffered a dislocated finger after sliding head first into home. He was immediately removed from the game, and was sent for surgery before the day was through. The surgery was said to "repair an open dislocation of the fourth finger". There is no timetable outlined for his return.
Brito has been plagued by injuries over the past year, having suffered both a broken toe and fractured hamate bone. He does have plenty of talent though, having hit around .300 in the minors with the ability to steal 25+ bases. While he may get branded as an injury risk now, it is good to note that all the injuries are unrelated.