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Pirates Place Wade LeBlanc on Disabled List; Recall Steven Brault

Steven Brault gets his second stint with the Pirates. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Place Wade LeBlanc on Disabled List; Recall Steven Brault
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc on the disabled list with a left quad strain. To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault, who was scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis. Brault was in Syracuse, so he is en route to Pittsburgh still, but is expected to be there in time for the game.

Brault leads the International League with a 1.94 ERA, and he ranks in the top ten in innings pitched, WHIP and strikeouts. He pitched twice for the Pirates last month in relief, allowing two runs over four innings. He gives the Pirates an option for long relief situations tonight and throughout the weekend, since this was his day to start....

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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.

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