Pirates Add Yerry De Los Santos; Option Bryse Wilson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Yerry De Los Santos to their active roster ahead of Monday’s game at home against the Colorado Rockies. To make room on the 26-man roster, pitcher Bryse Wilson has been optioned to Indianapolis. To make room on the 40-man roster, shortstop Kevin Newman has been transferred to the 60-day injured list.

De Los Santos was signed out of the Dominican Republic at 16 years old. He was a starter at first, but injuries, including Tommy John surgery, limited him to just 17 relief outings over the the 2016-18 seasons. When he came back in 2019, he was a hard-throwing reliever with a slider for his strikeout pitch. He had outstanding results that year with Greensboro, then missed the 2020 season during the shutdown, though he was able to make up some innings in winter ball. He split last year between Altoona and Indianapolis, though once again an injury caused him to miss a lot of time. The Pirates re-signed him as a minor league free agent immediately after the season and he saw some time in the Dominican winter league again. This season he has a 1.72 ERA, 20 strikeouts and an 0.64 WHIP in 15.2 innings for Indianapolis. Including winter ball, he has pitched just 125 innings since 2015.

Wilson had made five starts and three relief appearances this year, posting a 7.53 ERA, a 1.78 WHIP, and a 14:24 BB/SO ratio in 28.2 innings. He had a 4.91 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in eight starts for the Pirates last year after being acquired in the Richard Rodriguez deal.

Newman recently had a setback in his rehab, which just yesterday was referred to as minor, but this trip to the 60-day IL says otherwise. He was likely just days away from returning to the Pirates if his rehab went well, possibly today going by his rehab timeline. However, he is now out until at least June 26th, so this minor setback added another five weeks minimum to his return.

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ricramer

Beau Sulser called up by the Orioles today.

robertkasperski

Hope he does well.

PiratePrimate

Yeah, me too, but not tonight. I got the Yanks -1.5 in a three teamer. With my luck he’ll pitch 3 scoreless

robertkasperski

As long as the rest of the O’s pen blows up 🙂

zebug

Minor setback.. Then Newman guess the 60 day. Makes me scared about the other minor injury to Davis

robertkasperski

I posted below, he was almost 30 days on the IL already, If he strained a hammy, you figure he will be shut down for a couple of weeks, start working back doing drills and another rehab assignment and will be around 60 days anyway.

ricramer

Surprised they didn’t DFA Aldred…..

robertkasperski

They already did,….April 24th. He elected FA and is in the minors with Cleveland hitting .167 in Columbus.

ricramer

Alldred not Alford. Sarcasm…..

robertkasperski

LOL! I saw Alford…..my bad!! Sorry to screw up the sarcasm……..

ricramer

No worries!

Cobra

Yoshi & Van Meter back in lineup tonight. Chavis & Castillo on the bench. The Mets cut Cano with $45 million left on his contract, while Ben is terrified to tell Uncle Bob we need to move on from an $8 million investment in Tsutsugo/Van Meter/Hembree.
“We paid good money for this Days Inn, we are bringing home the towels & not checking out until NOON!”

PiratePrimate

Nickles is the kind of motel guest who steals the plumbing fixtures and sells them to pay for the room. Kind of like trading Aramis Ramirez for nothing so he wouldn’t have to pay him the next season.

robertkasperski

Nickles and family did not become the largest shareholder till 2005 and he was not principle owner till 2007. McClatchy had ordered Aramis traded. Nickles would have approved

ironmike56

Nickles dad forced the trade as a result of debt covenants in place. What went on among the ownership group then and how the Nutting family seized control is still talked about by counsel in Pittsburgh who were there.

robertkasperski

Not privy to counsel bot I do remember reading that they team was teetering towards bankruptcy because of the overall debt owed by the franchise as owned under McClatchy. I am sure the the Nutting family forced some things because they did not want to lose the investment that they had made. I am sure it was real ugly behind the scenes because to franchise was pretty ugly in what was the public view.

PiratePrimate

Yeah, I knew it as soon as I wrote it and figured the ghost of future Nickles made them do it. But, in reality, they coughed him up because they didn’t want to pay him and Nickles, et al were already lining up the sale

robertkasperski

Nickles used his Wayback machine and roughed up McClatchy to make him do it 🙂

PiratePrimate

They were already part of the ownership group

robertkasperski

Yes they were but were not the largest investor till 2005 and Nickles became principle owner till 2007. I am just having some fun. I am sure Nickles and the rest of the ownership group were worried about their investments in the early 2000s they deep in debt. I am sure most all of the ownership group were pushing to move Aramis because of his salary.

Last edited 4 months ago by robertkasperski
bucsws2014

Looking forward to seeing him pitch. And Contreras starting this week.

Fun times tonight – Rockies have Connor Joe leading off, Elias Diaz catching, and Chad Kuhl pitching. I imagine the game comments section will be en fuego.

john_fluharty

Someone remind me who we traded Connor Joe for…

phieralph

The dead version of Sean Rodriguez. The Sequel.

PirateRican21

Late bloomer and often hurt while in the system, catcher with bad back would do that. Was in several other org before Colorado.

HeyFred

If I told you it’d ruin your day. Here’s a hint — the golden age of veteranosity/versatilitanosity.

john_fluharty

That doesn’t shrink the list a whole lot lol

Catch_22

As terrible as NH was, he has guys littered all over the league

robertkasperski

Several are still kinda litter but good enough to be in the league. Just not good enough as a group to be a winning team.

NMR

I’m guessing Huntington earns some newfound respect around these parts eventually.

Wilbur Miller

Don’t bet the house on it.

robertkasperski

Depends upon the house! There are a few around the Burgh that I would bet If I owned. No loss if I lose  😀 

Last edited 4 months ago by robertkasperski
PirateRican21

Bryce is a AAAA pitcher, but I really wonder what working with just his two seamer glove side and change up would do. He sucked with the Braves too so I’m guessing not much, but he’s definitely not a pitch upstairs guy.

john_fluharty

Time to convert into a relief picture and see how it goes.

hoptown

This one was easy. Now who are they cutting bait on for Roansy? Beede? Hembree? Underwood? Option Bru or Keller or Thompson?

Wilbur Miller

The ultimate Pirate-y thing to do would be to send Yerry back to AAA tomorrow to make room for Roansy.

SBRO

It’s either that, or they hang one of Hembree, De Jong or Beede out to dry tonight and cut them in the morning.

Wilbur Miller

That’d be OK. Although I’d keep De Jong for now.

jeffw3000

Hope they would not give up on Thompson considering he has only given up 1 run this month. Doubt they would option Keller either, but you never know. Hopefully they are done with the Beede experiment. He has been terrible. Not a fan of Hembree either, but not even sure what they saw in Beede.

PirateRican21

Roansy on the 40 and it seem that Newman going to the 60 cleared any needed space.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

IT’S YERRY TIME!!!!!!

hoptown


Hello……Yerry

NMR

Fusili Yerry!

robertkasperski

Who whacked Newman’s hammy when he was not looking…………..

TNBucs

“Newman recently had a setback in his rehab, which just yesterday was referred to as minor, but this trip to the 60-day IL says otherwise.”

Another blow to any hope for some transparency from this management team.

Last edited 4 months ago by TNBucs
robertkasperski

May not have been that bad but he has been on the IL for almost 30 days. You figure if it is minor, he would be down for 2 weeks then start rehabbing again so he would be close to the 60 days anyway,.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

He had been rehabbing in Indy for almost a week, before he was noticed in Pittsburgh dugout. People took that as he’d be activated shortly, but then the setback was mentioned.

robertkasperski

That I had not heard. I thought you were joking when you posted that. Have been busy with helping my youngest move into her first house and missed where he was in the dugout.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

But on a serious note, it’s just so weird. I can understand sports like NFL or NHL wanted to try and limit publicly available information about an injury, cause you wouldn’t want the opposition seeking to specifically target them. In baseball though, what is there to gain in being so limited and secretive?

Scrappy2499

I don’t know if there is anything at all to this but as it is an injury being treated by a doctor/trainer maybe HIPAA applies. Like you said it wouldn’t really make much difference in baseball otherwise.

john_fluharty

I don’t know if there’s any truth to this, was curious about this and read somewhere recently that in the NHL they don’t disclose the specifics of the injury because since it’s a contact sport in a lot of cases they don’t want the opposition targeting those injured areas.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

I 110% believe it.

jeffw3000

That is why the NHL made that change. Now everything is either a lower body or upper body injury, and that is the extent of the injury. Baseball really still does give you a lot of info regarding the injury.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

It does, in comparison. But I still feel the Pirates FO has taken on more of a NHL-esque transparency with injuries and such, since Travis has taken over.

I can’t specifically remember who, but I know there was a pitching prospect we had been wondering about (I wanna say it was actually Selby?) and it wasn’t until he back pitching that they said, “Oh yeah. He had TJ surgery”. IIRC, I actually found out from the Prospect Guide, and Tim had said they just found out.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

“Newman is in dugout. Looks like he’ll be re-added soon”

“annnnnnnd it’s a long term injury”

john_fluharty

Conveniently allows them to give more time to Castillo and Contreras without having to make a decision on Newman.

jon6er

As Shelton sits Castillo and plays VanMeter which does nothing to help the offense along with playing Yoshi. It appears that management has finally noticed the tremendous hole in the pitching dike while not realizing if your offense has the potential to be shut out every night it doesn’t matter who you have pitching.

john_fluharty

I don’t get the fixation with VanMeter. He’s going to end up setting the record for lowest batting average over a full season.

PiratePrimate

He has some pop in his bat and he hit one in the river. That’s good enough to give him a job and make him a starter. And don’t forget the most important part, he’s cheap.

jon6er

Yes but he hit that one in the river off of a Pirate pitcher, lol.

jon6er

Castillo may not be tearing it up but he has more upside and plays a good second base and he also looked decent filling in at ss but his defense suffers in the outfield. At his point I can’t see how you sit Chavis at all with an offense this starved, lol.

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

He’s going to need to beat up not one, but two gatorade coolers to divert attention from his play

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