Prior to Sunday’s game in Colorado, the Pittsburgh Pirates recalled pitcher Bryse Wilson. To make room on the 26-man roster, pitcher Chase De Jong has been placed on the 15-day injured list. Wilson will start today’s game, which is the final game before the All-Star break. The Pirates next play on Friday.
Wilson has a 6.60 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP in 46.1 innings for the Pirates over eight starts and three relief appearances. He has pitched well in all of his last five starts, which includes two with Indianapolis, two with the Pirates, then one run over five innings five days ago for Indianapolis.
De Jong has a 2.06 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 35 innings this year, posting a 12:28 BB/SO ratio. He has knee tendinitis, which is related to his knee surgery from last year.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.