The Pittsburgh Pirates activated pitchers Duane Underwood Jr and Zach Thompson from the injured list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. To make room on the 26-man roster, Yerry De Los Santos was placed on the 10-day injured list and Bryse Wilson was optioned back to Indianapolis after starting and winning yesterday’s game. Thompson is starting today’s game. Underwood was on the COVID-19 IL, while Thompson had right forearm nerve inflammation, which caused him to miss 15 days.
The Pirates also announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos from the New York Yankees for cash considerations. He was designated for assignment earlier this week. The 31-year-old Banuelos has pitched parts of three seasons in the majors, debuting with the Atlanta Braves in 2015, followed by 16 games for the 2019 Chicago White Sox and four games for the 2022 Yankees. He has allowed two runs in 8.1 innings this year. In Triple-A this season, he had a 2.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 30.1 innings. At one time he was one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, but his career has not panned out.