The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recalls of Eric Fryer, Jeff Locke, Justin Wilson, and the selection of the contracts of Brock Holt and Chris Leroux official. It was reported late last night of these moves.
Fryer provides Manager Clint Hurdle flexibility as the club's third catcher. It can give him more opportunities to pinch-hit Michael McKenry if Rod Barajas gets the start behind the dish. Fryer hit .204 over 65 games at Triple-A. Fryer went 1-for-3 in his short trip the Majors earlier this season.
Locke has put together an impressive season at Triple-A posting a 2.48 ERA over 24 starts with Indy, and striking out 131 batters over 141.2 frames. Locke tossed 4.1 scoreless frames in the Majors this season in long relief for the club. The left-hander could get the start on Tuesday in Pittsburgh in place of former Bucco Erik Bedard's vacant spot in the rotation.
Wilson was recently moved into the bullpen in Triple-A, which gives the Pirates another lefty in relief. He allowed jus...