The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Mike Zagurski for assignment last week to make room on the roster for Brandon Cumpton. Today the lefty cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Pirates fans probably won’t want to see Zagurski around after his struggles in the majors, but the Indianapolis pitching staff has been very depleted with all of the call-ups and injuries. At the least, Zagurski should be able to take some innings and help keep the pitching staff fresh in Indianapolis.
If the Pirates need another lefty in the majors later in the year, they’ll probably be better off turning to Andy Oliver or Kris Johnson.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM: According to MLBTR, Zagurski has elected free agency. So it looks like he won’t be helping out the Indianapolis pitching staff.