The move was expected, as we heard yesterday he was injured. This also clears a spot on the roster for John Axford, who was claimed off of waivers yesterday, and joined the team today. The Pirates can now keep Pimentel on the disabled list until rosters expand in September, which will allow them to keep him in the organization. However, that's kind of useless if they don't plan on using him like a regular reliever at some point....
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