Archer has a 4.31 ERA (93 ERA+) and 3.62 FIP for the Rays this season. He is under team control until the 2022 season.
The Pirates are seven games back in the NL Central and five back in the Wild Card chase. This move helps them in the future and the present. Meanwhile, the Rays will reportedly get a hard thrower and a former top OF prospect on the same day they get Tommy Pham.
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