The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Robby Rowland. Outfielder Jeff Roy was activated from the disabled list and took Rowland’s place on the West Virginia Power roster.
Rowland started the year in the bullpen for Bradenton, posting a 6.05 ERA in 38.2 innings. He was recently demoted to West Virginia, where he struggled in six appearances. He was a starter for Bradenton last year and pitched in West Virginia in 2012 after the Pirates acquired him in exchange for Brett Lorin.