Two lefty pitchers recently designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates made moves today. Aaron Fletcher was claimed by the San Francisco Giants, while Cam Vieaux cleared waivers and he was optioned to Indianapolis.
Vieaux was designated for assignment when Jake Marisnick returned from the Injured List on Monday. Vieaux made his big league debut on June 17th and made five appearances for the Pirates before being sent back to Indianapolis. He allowed nine runs in five innings, with most of that damage coming in his final appearance. The 28-year-old lefty has a 2.12 ERA and an 0.88 WHIP in 29.2 innings with Indianapolis.
Fletcher was DFA’d when the Pirates acquired pitcher Yohan Ramirez from Cleveland. The 26-year-old Fletcher had a 6.94 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 11.2 innings over nine appearances with the Pirates, though he was pitching much better in Indianapolis, where he had a 1.45 ERA in 18.2 innings.