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|June 4 6:18 AM PT7:18 AM MT8:18 AM CT9:18 AM ET9:18 ET13:18 GMT21:18 6:18 AM MST8:18 AM EST7:18 AM CST8:48 AM VEN17:18 UAE8:18 AM CT-Archer won't pitch for the Pirates in 2020, and his time with the club may be over. The 31-year-old right-hander had surgery Tuesday to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. Archer will not be available this season if Major League Baseball finds a way to put together a truncated schedule.
Analysis: The Pirates were banking on a bounce back year by Archer, who is 6-12 with a 4.92 ERA in 33 starts since he was acquired from Tampa Bay at the 2018 trade deadline. Archer's contract includes a $9 million salary this year, an option that was exercised in November. Archer will receive only a portion due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pittsburgh holds an $11 million club option for 2021, with a $250,000 buyout.