Pirates Place Casey Sadler on the 60-Day DL to Make Room For Call-Ups

The Pirates have announced that Jaff Decker, Bobby LaFromboise, and Elias Diaz have been called up from Indianapolis. Travis Snider and Radhames Liz have had their contracts selected from Indianapolis. There was already one open spot on the 40-man roster, but another needed to be created for those moves. As a result, they added Casey Sadler to the active roster and placed him on the 60-day disabled list. Rounding out the moves, Rob Scahill was activated off the disabled list.

On Sunday I reported that Pedro Florimon was joining the other five players who were getting called up (the list not including Scahill, who is in a different boat as a rehab guy). Florimon was left behind in Toledo with the rest of the group, and was added to the taxi squad yesterday with everyone else, according to an Indianapolis press release. No word on why he wasn’t brought up today. The Pirates would have to clear a 40-man spot to bring him up, so it’s possible they’re just waiting to make a move before that happens.

UPDATE 4:48 PM: I was just told that Florimon isn’t eligible to be re-selected after his official outright assignment until September 2nd. That’s why he wasn’t called up today. So expect him to be added tomorrow.


  • I don’t have any issues with the callups. I’m sure Worley will be along shortly, along with another bullpen arm.

    It sucks all the injuries Indys pitching staff had this year. I wonder how differently things would have turned out had they had a few less injuries. Both there and here in the Burgh.

  • I still think Tony Sanchez is a candidate to DFA. He’s obviously not in their plans, and has done nothing to show he should be. His performance is getting worse the more he repeats AAA.

    • Nice to have someone who can catch in AAA even if you need the better player in the majors. Allows the team to have 2 good options in the majors, one good option in case of injury, and one option to cover playing time in AAA and as an “everyone is hurt why santa why” option.

    • They need him to finish the year for Indy. Then they’ll try to trade him for something in the offseason.

  • So who gets added to the Indianapolis roster? Anyone from Altoona?

  • Wonder if Holdzkom will also go to the major league DL to make room for Florimon. Or perhaps Worley at a later date.

  • I assume Casey was already getting the League minimum if he wasn’t nice raise!

    • He was on the minor league disabled list at the time, so no he was getting $81,500…not including the money he made earlier in the year during his brief call-up