Pirates Promote RHP Osvaldo Bido; Option Canaan Smith-Njigba to Indianapolis

As we found out on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Osvaldo Bido to the 40-man roster and activated him for Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. There was already an open space for him on the 40-man roster. The Pirates optioned outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the 26-man roster.

We posted a roundtable article earlier today, where six writers from the site gave their opinions on the short-term and long-term potential of Bido. The 27-year-old has been in the Pirates system since signing for $10,000 back in early 2017.

Bido had a 3-4, 4.55 record over ten starts and two relief appearances for Indianapolis this year. He has a 1.30 WHIP, a .224 BAA and a 56:26 SO/BB ratio over 55.1 innings this year.

He spent all of last year with Indianapolis, putting up a 4.53 ERA, a .242 BAA, a 1.50 WHIP and 122 strikeouts in 111.1 innings. 

Smith-Njigba was in his second stint with the Pirates this year. He played just one game this time and did not get an at-bat. He hit .125/.216/.219 over 37 plate appearances for the Pirates earlier in the season.

Greensboro Changes

Greensboro made a roster change ahead of Wednesday’s game. Outfielder Luke Brown has been placed on the Development List. Infielder Mike Jarvis has been activated off of the 7-day Injured List.

Brown was hitting .152/.329/.273 in 25 games this year.

Jarvis has been out since June 1st. He was hitting .229/.322/.496 through 35 games at the time of his injury.

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John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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