The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina to Indianapolis after he cleared waivers. He was designated for assignment on January 19th when the Pirates picked up pitcher A.J. Schugel off waivers from the Mariners. The Pirates picked up Medina just over a month ago after he was DFA’d by the Chicago Cubs.

Keeping Medina allows the Pirates to have more depth at Indianapolis for their bullpen. If they can get him back to the pitcher who posted a 2.93 ERA in 63 appearances for the Mariners in 2013, and a 2.68 ERA in 66 games the following season, he will be back in Pittsburgh some time during the 2016 season. Medina made just 17 appearances in the majors in 2015, posting a 4.71 ERA

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  1. Two former recent first round picks were DFA’d today – pitcher Jesse Biddle (Phillies) and outfielder Kyle Parker (Rockies). If given the opportunity, I would love to see the Pirates pursue Biddle – he was very highly regarded just 2-3 years ago….and still only 24-25…

  2. I’m glad we did not lose this guy…he is still pretty young and has shown he can be a good relief pitcher in the major leagues…

  3. This is a very good outcome. I hate having a lot of pitchers that need to make the team out of spring training. This gives him time to focus on adjustments

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