Pirates Promote McPherson, Wilson; DFA Cruz

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recall of Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson official. Pirates Prospects learned about their promotion early this morning.

In order to make room on the roster, the club designated Juan Cruz for assignment, and placed infielder Jordy Mercer on paternity leave for the birth of his first child.

The Pirates also announced that Kevin Correia will make the start tonight in San Diego. The right-hander pitched two innings in last night’s 19-inning game, so will not be able to pitch deep into the game. If McPherson or Wilson come in for relief, it would be both of their Major League debuts.

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IC Bob

I think their might be another acquisition before the end of the year. A lot should depend on the injuries and how serious they are. Maybe a nice high priced player for the stretch run


Not sure why Cruz is DFAd – he provided exactly what the Pirates wanted when they signed him. Cruz never has a good WHIP but he’s pitching mostly clean innings so ERA does show how well he’s pitched. Certainly the Pirates could have hung onto him for less than two weeks until 40 man rosters take effect.

John Lease

What? Why on earth is he DFA’d and Qualls is kept?

Lee Young

High WHP? i dunno… Don’t really want either one…lol

John Lease

Can we dump Qualls now?

James S

Man, I was hoping they would dfa Cruz but I didn’t think they had the balls to do it. I give them credit for that one, though a little late on it.

Bradley Shoff

Does this create another open spot on the 40 man spot?

Lee Young

As of now, 8:00 Monday, they have two open spots, per Bill Brink of the PG.

Bradley Shoff

Time for Clement and Leroux to come up.

Bradley Shoff

Does this create another open spot on the 40 man?

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