Prior to game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the St Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated relief pitcher Heath Hembree from the injured list. To make room on the active roster (set at 27 for this game), catcher Jason Delay has been optioned to Indianapolis. Delay made his Major League debut as the starting catcher in game one of the doubleheader.
Hembree last pitched for the Pirates on May 20th, then was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain. He pitched twice with Indianapolis on rehab, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks in two innings. With the Pirates this year, he has an 8.10 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 13.1 innings.