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.