According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates plan to add Jose Contreras to the roster on Friday.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) April 30, 2013
Contreras threw an inning in relief this morning with Indianapolis, which came shortly after throwing back-to-back days on Saturday and Sunday. So basically he’s ready for the workload that comes with pitching in the Pittsburgh bullpen these days.
The Pirates designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment today and called up Bryan Morris. It’s likely that Morris is only up to help out the bullpen over the next few days before going back down for Contreras.