INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - To say that the 2022 season has been a roller coaster ride for Miguel Yajure, would be a bit of an understatement.
The right-hander started the year in the Pirates bullpen, but struggled. After two scoreless innings in his first outing, he worked 8.1 more frames in the majors, allowing 16 hits and 13 earned runs before being option back to Indianapolis in early May.
There are a few reasons for Yajure’s early-season struggles.
“Coming back from those injuries last year was hard,” Yajure said. “Then it was making an adjustment to the bullpen. I do feel better as a starter.“
It’s easy to see why Yajure is more comfortable as a starter, a role he currently fills in Indianapolis. Prior to the season, he had only made eight professional appearances as a reliever....
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