Williams: Here Are the Young Players Who Should Be Getting Juan Nicasio’s Innings

Tyler Glasnow should get some starts in the majors at some point in September. Photo Credit: David Hague
Williams: Here Are the Young Players Who Should Be Getting Juan Nicasio’s Innings

I heard from a source last night that the Pirates aren't going to be calling anyone up from Indianapolis today, with rosters expanding at the start of September. MLB teams are limited to 25 players on the active roster all year, except for September, when they can have up to 40 players on the active roster, as long as those players are also on the 40-man roster.

The Pirates could change their plans, but it would make sense for them to avoid callups on September 1st. I'd expect them to add to the team by activating relievers Joaquin Benoit, George Kontos, and Wade LeBlanc. Those three might not all get activated today, although they are all eligible to come off the disabled list.

I'd expect the Indianapolis guys to come up eventually, and most likely when their playoff run is over. Th...

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