The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Bryan Morris and designated Chris Leroux for assignment, per a team press release. Morris will be active for tonight's game. The Pirates have a somewhat depleted bullpen right now. Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez both went multiple innings earlier in the week in place of Wandy Rodriguez. Jason Grilli threw several days in a row this week. Morris should add a fresh arm to the mix.
In his brief time in Triple-A, Morris had thrown three shutout innings, with two strikeouts. He throws a mid-90s fastball and an upper 80s cutter that's a good strikeout pitch. Morris had very little to learn in Triple-A, and was pretty much sent down because he had options remaining.
Leroux was out of options, and you can't fault the Pirates for giving him a shot. He's had strong secondary ratios since joining the club, with a high strikeout rate and a low walk rate. Last year he struggled returning from a pectoral strain, which low...
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