Pirates Recall Chase d’Arnaud, Bryan Morris; DFA Evan Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled Chase d’Arnaud and Bryan Morris from Triple-A Indianapolis. They also selected the contract of Rick VandenHurk from Triple-A. In order to make room on the 40-man for VandenHurk, Evan Meek was designated for assignment.

d’Arnaud posted a .252/.325/.383 line over 98 games at Triple-A this season. d’Arnaud joined the club in late August when Neil Walker was sidelined, but didn’t appear in a game.

Morris posted a 2.67 ERA over 81.0 innings in relief with Triple-A. Morris, too, was promoted to Pittsburgh this season, but was not used. His first appearance with the Pirates will be his Major League debut.

VandenHurk posted a 2.92 ERA over 19 starts this season. He struck out 113 and walked just 35 over 123.1 innings. He signed as a minor league free agent over the offseason.

Meek posted a 2.74 ERA in relief at Triple-A this season, but has struggled at the Major League level since his All-Star year in 2010. Meek appeared in 12 games with Pittsburgh this year allowing nine runs over 12 innings with six walks. The right-hander appeared in just 24 outings last season due to several stints on the disabled list and a decrease in velocity.

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  • http://twitter.com/jlease717 John Lease

    VandenHurk. Great. At least Morris is FINALLY getting a shot.

  • salempirate

    Hope they all work out, especially Vandenhurk and Morris. They really have an opportunityto impress if given the chances. d’arnaud has been far from impressive thusfar. Too bad Meek didn’t work out, but he did have one really nice season.

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