Juan Cruz Reinstated from DL; Jared Hughes Optioned to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right-hander Juan Cruz from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. Right shoulder inflammation sent Cruz to the disabled list on July 21 (retroactive to the 18th). Cruz made two rehab appearances with Double-A Altoona. His most recent came on Thursday where he saw an increase in his velocity and tossed a scoreless inning in relief. The...

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Jeff Locke Officially Promoted, Alex Presley Optioned to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially promoted left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke to the majors. Kristy Robinson first reported last night that he was coming up from Indianapolis. To make room, the team has optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A.

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Tyler Waldron Promoted to Altoona, McPherson Making Triple-A Debut

UPDATE 12:20 PM: Kyle McPherson is listed as the starter tonight in Indianapolis on the MiLB.com schedule page. He will be making his Triple-A debut. 12:12 PM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron to Altoona, Pirates Prospects has learned. Waldron will start tonight against Bowie. The original scheduled starter was Kyle McPherson, who was promoted to Indianapolis the other day. Waldron had a 5.09 ERA...

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Jeff Locke Headed to Pittsburgh

According to a source, Jeff Locke is headed to Pittsburgh to join the club. Kevin Correia is slated to spot start on Wednesday for the Pirates. Locke, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A, was promoted likely as insurance arm. The move is not yet official. No word yet on the corresponding roster move.

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Drew Sutton Outrighted to Indianapolis

Drew Sutton, who was designated for assignment last week at the trade deadline, has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Indianapolis. Because he’s still in the organization, Sutton joins the list of candidates who could be called up when rosters expand in September. He would have to be added back to the 40-man roster if that happened. Sutton hit for a .243/.278/.419 line in 74 at-bats with the Pirates this year.

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Kyle McPherson and Brock Holt Promoted to Indianapolis

According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Kyle McPherson and infielder Brock Holt to Indianapolis. Both players will be making their first trips to Triple-A. Holt was hitting for a .322/.389/.432 line in 382 at-bats with Altoona. That was in his second year with the team, after hitting for a .288/.356/.387 line in 511 at-bats last year. McPherson was expected to begin the year in Triple-A, but...

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