Transactions

Pirates Recall A.J. Schugel; Option Elias Diaz to Indianapolis

A.J. Schugel has been recalled from Indianapolis. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Recall A.J. Schugel; Option Elias Diaz to Indianapolis
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed reliever A.J. Schugel for the weekend series with the Chicago Cubs. To make room on the active roster, catcher Elias Diaz was optioned to Indianapolis.

With the Pirates about to go into the All-Star break, they were likely going to go back to just two catchers on the active roster. Schugel gives them bullpen help for the weekend series. He was up briefly earlier in the year, but did not get into any games before returning to Indianapolis. Since that demotion back on June 14th, Schugel has made five appearances with Indianapolis, giving up three runs over 6.2 innings, while striking out seven batters. On the season, he has a 4.17 ERA in 36.2 innings over 26 appearances, with 36 strikeouts, a .268 BAA and a 1.36 WHIP.

Diaz hit .266/.306...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Transactions

Pittsburgh Pirates Release Two Minor League Players

John DrekerNovember 21, 2017

Pirates Add Austin Meadows, Dario Agrazal, and Luis Escobar to the 40-Man Roster

Tim WilliamsNovember 20, 2017

Pirates Trade Gift Ngoepe to the Toronto Blue Jays

John DrekerNovember 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Release Another Large Group of Minor Leaguers; Espinal Signs with Tigers

John DrekerNovember 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players

John DrekerNovember 17, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Outfielder Todd Cunningham to a Minor League Deal

John DrekerNovember 16, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects