The Pittsburgh Pirates made some moves around the minors today, affecting three of their affiliates.

Arquimedes Caminero was assigned to Indianapolis on rehab. He went on the 15-day disabled list on May 25th with a left quadriceps strain. He should be able to get in at least three appearances before he is eligible to be activated from the DL and the Pirates have up to 30 days before they have to activate him.

Justin Masterson has been added to the Indianapolis roster. He threw five innings in his season debut on Sunday for Bradenton. Masterson is scheduled to start tomorrow during a doubleheader.

Frank Duncan was sent back to Altoona. To make room for him, David Whitehead was assigned to the GCL Pirates. The GCL Pirates aren’t playing yet, so Whitehead’s assignment is just a paper move to open a roster spot. Duncan had a 3.38 ERA in 21.2 innings with Indianapolis, striking out 22 batters.

Gage Hinsz has been added to the West Virginia roster for his debut tonight. Mitch Keller has been assigned to Extended Spring Training. This is also just a paper move and Keller isn’t going anywhere. This article breaks down why Hinsz is an interesting prospect to watch and how West Virginia will limit the innings of the pitchers in the Power rotation.

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  1. Caminero should be released – pitchers who have no idea where the ball is going are dangerous – In MLB and AAA

    Masterson could be an interesting bullpen arm or #5 starter in the weeks to come…

    • Bruce- fair comment, but there is no reason to give up on helping him figure out where the ball is going first. His control last year wasn’t really below average

    • GIVE UP BRUCE! ITS NOT IN THEIR PLANS TO RELEASE HIM! Hughes had issues and no one was calling for his head! Just because he had 2 bad months doesn’t mean you give up on him esp when they control him till 2021. Hes this year’s version of Bastardo. Bastardo struggled for over half a season last year then he caught fire. You quit on people too easy.

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