The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up starting pitcher Brad Lincoln for game two of tonight’s double header, and to make room on the 25-man roster they have optioned right hander Tim Wood to AAA Indianapolis. The move was expected, as the Pirates needed a spot starter for game two of tonight’s double header.
Lincoln has a 4.14 ERA in 82.2 innings this year at the AAA level. He got off to a bad start, with a 7.17 ERA in his first four games this year, but has since put up a 3.08 ERA in 61.1 innings, along with a 53:13 K/BB ratio.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.