The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom, who is returning to Korea, where he pitched the last two seasons.
Lindblom pitched briefly for the Pirates this season after he was added to the 40-man roster on May 6th. He threw 10.1 innings over four appearances and had a 7.84 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP, with ten strikeouts. He was placed on the disabled list on May 20th and reported to Indianapolis for a rehab stint one week later. When that 30-day stint ended, the Pirates designated him for assignment and assigned him outright to Indianapolis. In 17 appearances in Triple-A, Lindblom had a 4.06 ERA in 37.2 innings, with 33 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP.
Indianapolis also announced that Starling Marte rejoined the team after spending the Triple-A All-Star break in Bradenton. Marte is eligible to join the Pirates on Tuesday.