The Pittsburgh Pirates made another pitching change prior to Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Relief pitcher Yerry De Los Santos has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. He is replacing Colin Holderman, who was placed on the 15-day Injured List.
Holderman was having a solid season until his last four appearances. He has a 4.01 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, a 3.44 FIP and 28 strikeouts in 24.2 innings this season. His last four outings have seen him allow 12 base runners over three innings.
De Los Santos was briefly with the Pirates earlier this month. He made one appearance, recording two outs without a run. He has not pitched well this year for Indianapolis, posting a 6.65 ERA over 21.2 innings, with a 2.45 WHIP and 26 strikeouts.
Since being sent down just over a week ago, he has allowed five runs on nine hits in four innings of work.
Some Minor League Moves
In case you missed the news we broke last night, left-handed pitch Anthony Solometo was promoted to Altoona from Greensboro. That move was made official today. The Pirates also promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle Nicolas last night, which should be official soon, though he’s slated to pitch over the weekend, so it doesn’t need to be official yet.
Outfielder Solomon Maguire joined the FCL Pirates for his season debut today. He reached base in all three trips to the plate, while also stealing two bases. He was injured during Spring Training and placed on the minor league 60-day Injured List.
Pitcher Geronimo Franzua moved his rehab assignment from the FCL Pirates to Bradenton. He made three appearances, allowing two runs over 3.2 innings. He signed with the Pirates as a minor league free agent over the off-season.
Veteran big league pitcher Tyler Chatwood has been released after a brief stint with Indianapolis. He made seven rehab appearances for Bradenton this year, after suffering a Spring Training injury. His time there didn’t go that well, but he just recently joined Indianapolis, where he made two scoreless appearances. The Pirates signed him as a minor league free agent over the off-season.
Check back later for any other news from today, which will be added to the article.
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