The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled left handed pitcher Tony Watson, adding a second left hander to the bullpen. To make room, the Pirates designated right hander Jose Ascanio for assignment.
Watson was added to the 40-man roster over the off-season, after putting up a 2.67 ERA in 111.1 innings in Altoona last year, with a 105:24 K/BB ratio. So far this year he has been pitching in relief for Indianapolis, with a 2.45 ERA in 29.1 innings over 22 appearances, along with a 29:11 K/BB ratio. Watson has a .156 BAA versus left handers this year, but has also been strong against right handers, with a .189 BAA.
Ascanio was originally acquired from the Chicago Cubs along with Kevin Hart and Josh Harrison in exchange for Tom Gorzelanny and John ...
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