The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent catcher Henry Davis to the Bradenton Marauders on a rehab assignment. He has been out of action due to a wrist injury since July 2nd, though the initial injury occurred nearly two months earlier and kept him out for a month. He is hitting .268/.399/.483 in 41 games this season, split over four teams, including a previous brief stint with Bradenton on rehab.
In other minor league news, Will Kobos pitched in the FCL today on a rehab assignment from Altoona. He has been limited to just 15.1 innings this season due to multiple injuries.
Jack Hartman has been activated from the Development List, where he spent last week. He returns to Bradenton, where he has a 5.52 ERA in 14.2 innings over 17 games, with 13 walks and 16 strikeouts.
Catcher Jose Godoy has cleared waivers and been assigned to Indianapolis. He was DFA’d a few days ago when the Pirates added Cam Vieaux to the 40-man roster.
Pitcher Sean Sullivan was placed on the 7-day injured list retroactive to Sunday for Greensboro, so he will be eligible to return on Sunday.
Pitcher Cristofer Melendez was placed on the 7-day injured list for Altoona. He was at PNC Park yesterday, which probably means that he was there to visit a doctor, so he could be done for the season unless they were being super cautious.
Brennan Malone was ruled out for the season. That’s not a surprise as he recently had surgery, but his roster status was finally changed to indicate he is done.
Adrian Florencio was demoted from Greensboro to Bradenton. He was the Pitcher of the Year last year, but he has pitched poorly all year in Greensboro, posting an 8.07 ERA in 58 innings.
Valentin Linarez has been promoted to Greensboro after posting a 4.13 ERA in 80.2 innings with Bradenton. Since May 11th, he has a 2.84 ERA in 69.2 innings, with a .209 BAA and 73 strikeouts.
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