The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed relief pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas from Indianapolis. To make room on the 25-man roster, Steven Brault has been optioned to Indianapolis.
Brault came up yesterday to provide the Pirates with a long reliever out of the bullpen and he ended up going four innings last night, throwing 64 pitches. That made him unavailable for the next 4-5 days, so they recalled Neverauskas, who last pitched on Wednesday when he threw 21 pitches.
This will be the fourth stint for Neverauskas with the Pirates this season. In six appearances for the Pirates, he has allowed three runs over nine innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts. With Indianapolis, the 24-year-old from Lithuania has allowed just two runs over his last 15.2 innings....
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