Back on February 27th during a spring training game the Pirates surprised some people bringing Ryan Beckman into a major league game. Prior to this season he had spent just two years in short-season ball so he was pretty far down on the list of pitchers that you would expect to see. Just two days into spring games and with a full camp roster of guys on the 40 man roster and a ton of non-roster invitees it took an injury and a pitcher reaching his pitch count too soon to get him into the game and he retired all five batters he faced. Following the game we interviewed Ryan which can be read here.
Since this season started Ryan has been moved to the closing role full time after getting just three saves his first two seasons. He has also moved up to Bradenton and performed well, pitching fo...
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