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Pirates Call Up Pitchers Ryan Reid, Jared Hughes

Pirates Call Up Pitchers Ryan Reid, Jared Hughes

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid has been called up by the Pirates and will join the team in Atlanta, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

Ryan Reid will make his Major League debut if he appears for the Pirates.

Reid, 28, is in his first season in Pittsburgh's system after being added as a minor league free agent in November. He has never pitched in the Major Leagues but has pitched 34.2 relief innings for Triple-A Indianapolis this season with a 0.52 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 31 strikeouts and nine walks. The successful results follow a decent season for the Durham Bulls in 2012, Reid's first full Triple-A season, in which he averaged one strikeout per inning.

A change to the 40-man roster will have to be made in order to add Reid. While we don't know yet what that transaction will be, perhaps infielder John McDonald or Mike Zagurski will be designated for assignment. Another possibility is that Jeanmar Gomez is placed on the 60-day disabled list, depending on the severity of the elb...

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