The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Jason Jaramillo, and have purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Brian Burres, according to a team press release. Burres is expected to start for the Pirates on Friday against the Chicago Cubs. There was an open spot on the 40-man roster, and Burres will fill that spot.
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Brian Burres is the best we got to start on Friday?
He’s not even good at AAA. If they’re going to bring up a non-prospect, Olson should have been the priority. 19 and counting….