Pirates recall RHP Josh Sharpless from AAA Indianapolis; RHP Brian Rogers optioned to AAA Indianapolis.
Sharpless receives another shot with the big league club after failing to make the team out of spring training. The Beaver, PA native threw 12 innings for the Bucs in 2006, posting a 1.50 ERA while strugglling with his control (11 walks.) Never a control artist, Sharpless had issues with the free pass in Indianapolis as well, walking 15 batters in 27.1 Innings. Sharpless, 26, has an over-the-top delivery, hitting the low-90's with his fastball and mixing in a nasty slider.
Rogers had a short stay with the Pirates after being recalled to replace veteran Marty McLeary. Acquired last July from the Detroit Tigers for First Baseman Sean Casey, Rogers is a sinker/slider reliever, topping out ...
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