The Pittsburgh Pirates have added J.A. Happ to the 25-man roster and lefty reliever Bobby LaFromboise has been optioned back to Indianapolis. Happ was acquired from the Seattle Mariners yesterday in exchange for Adrian Sampson. He will be in the rotation, taking the spot of A.J. Burnett, who was placed on the disabled list. He will make his Pirates debut on August 4th against the Cubs.
LaFromboise was added to the active roster yesterday, but did not get into last night’s game. He pitched an inning of relief back in May against the Phillies, his only appearance for the Pirates this year.