The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Bill Brink says that he hurt the ankle on Wednesday when throwing a pitch.
Stolmy Pimentel goes on the 15-day DL because of a sprained right ankle. He said he hurt ankle throwing a pitch Wednesday.
— Bill Brink (@Bill_Brink2) August 15, 2014
The move was expected, as we heard yesterday he was injured. This also clears a spot on the roster for John Axford, who was claimed off of waivers yesterday, and joined the team today. The Pirates can now keep Pimentel on the disabled list until rosters expand in September, which will allow them to keep him in the organization. However, that’s kind of useless if they don’t plan on using him like a regular reliever at some point.
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