There was a lot of roster shuffling going on today in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system involving all four full-season teams.
Bromberg has 100 strikeouts this season
Indianapolis sent catcher Ali Solis and pitcher Zack Thornton to Altoona. Taking their place on the Indianapolis roster is a pair of starting pitchers, Ethan Hollingsworth and David Bromberg.
Bradenton sent pitcher Thomas Harlan down to West Virginia and activated pitcher Matt Benedict.
Indianapolis is getting a pair of veteran pitchers that have been doing well recently. Hollingsworth started off slow, then had an 0.71 ERA in the month of June and in his most recent start, he threw four no-hit innings during Altoona's no-hitter on Thursday night. Bromberg is 5-8. 3.71 in 16 starts and five relief appearances. He has 100 strikeouts in 104.1 innings this season. He has spent parts of two seasons in the International League already(2010, 2012) while in the Twins organization, making a total of 11 starts ...
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