The Pittsburgh Pirates announced some roster moves ahead of Tuesday’s game at home against the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitcher Chase De Jong has returned from the Injured List and pitcher Colin Holderman has been recalled from Indianapolis. They are taking the place of Jose Quintana and Chris Stratton, who were both traded to the St Louis Cardinals yesterday.
De Jong was out with left knee tendinitis. He missed the minimum time, as his 15 days expired yesterday on the team day off. Holderman, who joined the Pirates in the Daniel Vogelbach deal with the New York Mets, allowed one run over three innings in his three appearances with Indianapolis.
The Pirates also announce than yesterday’s acquisitions from the Cardinals have both been optioned to the minors. Pitcher Johan Oviedo heads to Indianapolis and corner infielder Malcom Nunez heads to Altoona. In addition, pitcher Nick Mears moves his rehab work back to Indianapolis.
There could be more moves ahead of today’s game, as the trading deadline is at 6:00 PM and first pitch is 7:05 PM tonight.