Casey Sadler has been placed on the Indianapolis disabled list with a right forearm strain. The move was made retroactive to his last start on June 22nd. Sadler had the worst start of his career on Monday, allowing ten earned runs on 11 hits, three walks and four homers. He had never allowed more than six earned runs or two homers in a single game. Sadler threw 4.1 innings and had 61 pitches by the end of his outing, so it wasn’t a high total.

Considering that he was the probably the best option if the Pirates needed a starter anytime soon, this could potentially be bad news. The Pirates were already dealing with a setback with Jameson Taillon this week, not to mention both Nick Kingham and Brandon Cumpton being out for the year, so their depth has really taken a hit.

Indianapolis reinstated both Josh Wall and Brad Lincoln off the disabled list to fill their empty roster spots. Earlier in the day, Chris Volstad was added to the Pirates’ roster.

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  1. That “depth” is quickly evaporating now isn’t it? Volstad?! Richards?! Or Sampson? Yikes, the depth isn’t so promising after all.

  2. Any idea how the roster will play out now?
    Does Volstad have any options left?
    Are we going to go with a pitcher heavy roster?
    I don’t see that continuing. So what is the
    next move? Decker?

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