The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right-hander Juan Cruz from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Right shoulder inflammation sent Cruz to the disabled list on July 21 (retroactive to the 18th). Cruz made two rehab appearances with Double-A Altoona. His most recent came on Thursday where he saw an increase in his velocity and tossed a scoreless inning in relief. The veteran righty has posted a 2.61 ERA over 31.0 innings with Pittsburgh this season.
Hughes broke camp out of spring training for the first time in his professional career. The rookie posted a 2.70 ERA over 56.2 innings with the Pirates. Hughes led rookie relievers in ERA for most of the season, but showed recent fatigue and struggles in relief. The right-hand...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.