Duke Welker Placed on Indianapolis DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Duke Welker on the Indianapolis disabled list per a team press release. Welker was placed on the DL with right-forearm tightness.

In 21 appearances with Indianapolis, Welker posted a 2.42 ERA in 26 innings, with a 24:17 K/BB ratio. His walks were up from his time in Altoona, when he posted a 2.31 ERA in 23.1 innings, along with a 19:7 K/BB ratio. Welker last pitched on July 23rd, throwing two shutout innings. His placement on the DL was retroactive July 24th.

  • State College Steve
    July 25, 2012 12:10 pm

    So with Rudy Owens being traded away, who takes his spot in the Indy rotation? Someone there or in Altoona? I figure McPherson since he was originally slated for Indy and has been pitching well lately with a 39/5 k/bb ratio…..

    • McPherson would be my guess, although they did activate Jo-Jo Reyes.

      • State College Steve
        July 25, 2012 12:18 pm

        As I’ve pointed out in emails to you previously, I have a personal interest in McPherson, I think he’s done everything the org has asked of him lately so hopefully he benefits from the trade……

  • I’m wondering what it would have took to get Hanley Ramirez. I know his salary isn’t cheap. 15 mil or so for 2.5 years.
    AND LA didn’t give up much in prospects to get him
    PLUS we could move him back to SS.
    I know he’s been down the past 2 years or so, but how could he have not been an upgrade to Barmes?