Minor Moves: Thornton Added to Indy, Waldrop to the DL

Zach Thornton has been promoted to Indianapolis.

Zack Thornton has been promoted to Indianapolis.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Zack Thornton from Altoona to Indianapolis. He’s now the third pitcher added to Indianapolis today, following Atahualpa Severino and Graham Godfrey. The Pirates also reinstated Chase d’Arnaud from the 60-day disabled list, putting the 40-man roster at 41. Three pitchers have been added to Indianapolis, and no corresponding moves have been announced yet to clear space on that roster, or on the 40-man.

I feel like there’s another shoe waiting to drop. I’ll keep this post updated with any more minor moves throughout the day.

UPDATE 3:08 PM: When Thornton is added, the Indians will have 13 active pitchers and 12 active hitters. Godfrey is currently showing up as active on the roster, but Severino is listed as reassigned. So no move will have to be made in Indianapolis until Severino is active.

UPDATE 4:15 PM: Kyle Waldrop has been placed on the Indianapolis DL. Also, Charlie Morton has been transferred to the 60-day DL to create the 40-man spot, per James Santelli.

That doesn’t really impact Morton’s recovery time. He’s already missed 60 days, so it didn’t matter whether he was on the 15-day or 60-day DL at this point.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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