The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated left-hander Antonio Bastardo from the Paternity List, and have optioned Bobby LaFromboise to Indianapolis. This is the reverse of the same move from a few days ago, when Bastardo was placed on the list and LaFromboise was called up to take his place.
Honestly, there isn’t much to say here, except for the fact that Bastardo has been disappointing this year, and the hope is that he improves going forward to pitch like he did with the Phillies.
In other news, Charlie Leesman was placed on the Indianapolis DL, backdated to May 13th. Ryan Palencer reported that Leesman had tightness behind his shoulder.