The Pittsburgh Pirates added three players on rehab to the Florida Complex League roster today, headlined by catcher Henry Davis and pitcher Brennan Malone. They also added pitcher Enmanuel De Los Santos to the roster today.
Davis last played on May 12th, in his second game with Altoona. He had a prior wrist injury that has now kept him out for nearly four full weeks. At the time of the injury, he was hitting .333/.454/.598 in 24 games this season, spending most of that time with Greensboro. He’s ranked as the top/2nd best prospect in the Pirates system by nearly every source.
Malone has yet to pitch this season, and he has pitched just 14 innings since joining the Pirates in the Starling Marte trade. He has been out this season due to shoulder soreness. At the time of his acquisition, he was ranked by some as one of the top ten prospects in the Pirates system.
The 21-year-old De Los Santos has pitched just ten games since signing with the Pirates before the 2018 season, and he hasn’t pitched since 2019 due to multiple injuries. His last action saw him put up a 2.51 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 14.1 innings in the GCL.
If any more minor league moves come up today, they will be added here.
Aaron Shortridge has been sent to Bradenton on rehab. He will be pitching for the first time since 2019. He missed 2021 and the start of this year due to Tommy John surgery. At the time of his injury, he was moving up the prospect charts, so his return should be very interesting.
Wyatt Hendrie was activated off of the injured list after missing a week and Bradenton also added Norkis Marcos to the roster. He has yet to debut this year. Catcher Jakob Goldfarb was released to make room on the roster. He was an off-season minor league free agent signing, who saw sporadic play this season as the third catcher/DH.
Joe Jacques had his rehab assignment moved to Altoona from Bradenton. He threw three shutout innings last week.
Justin Meis and Nick Dombkowski have both been promoted, the second promotion this year for the latter. Meis has been starting in Bradenton, going 41 innings, with a 3.51 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 42 strikeouts. He goes to Greensboro. Dombkowski has a 1.73 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 26 innings for Bradenton/Greensboro. He goes to Altoona.
Pitcher Jose Vasquez and outfielder Heiron Montalban have been released from the DSL Pirates. Neither player made it to the states and Vasquez was injured his entire time in the system, failing to debut after signing in July of 2019.
One more to add. Carlos Canache has been released. He spent the 2019 and 2021 seasons in the GCL/FCL, where he had a .737 OPS in 30 games last year.
Catcher Joe Jimenez is also no longer in the system, though it appears that he hasn’t been around since Spring Training, whether he was released or retired is unknown.