The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes from the disabled list, and have optioned Rob Scahill to Indianapolis.

Hughes didn’t have a good rehab with Indianapolis, giving up five runs in six innings of work, with all of his runs coming in two separate two inning outings his last two appearances. The runs all came in the first innings of those outings, so it wasn’t a case where he was fine for one inning and then fell apart in an extended appearance.

The Pirates have struggled with their middle relievers, and Hughes could be a big boost to them if they get the version from the last few years, who could be called upon for a quick ground ball in a double play situation.

Rob Scahill pitched six innings this year with the Pirates, giving up four runs on six hits, with three walks and five strikeouts.


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  1. That wasn’t hard to predict. Is the Rob Schall experiment over yet?!? He’s been a liability…not to say that there has been more than just him.

    • Scahill is the pitching side of the Bucs’ OBP focus. He’s the only guy on staff to not give up a HR. And yet he keeps getting scored upon.

      Sadly, I don’t have high hopes for Hughes. He didn’t look great in long stretches last year. Wondering if Bucs might consider one of Brault/Kuhl for back end pen help before the Super Two. Not like that would prevent dealing one later.

      • I agree 2014. You have to wonder if Hughes’s issues will reappear, just like in 2013 and 2014. Sent down to get things worked out. I also worry about Watson, even though he only had one hit against him last night. I hope maybe the cooler weather is effecting them some?

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