The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled Tyler Glasnow on Saturday afternoon and optioned reliever A.J. Schugel to Indianapolis to make room on the 25-man roster. Glasnow will make his second Major League start today against the Philadelphia Phillies and his first one in Pittsburgh.

Schugel has a 3.94 ERA in 48 innings over 33 appearances with the Pirates. He has 41 strikeouts and a 1.10 WHIP. He has hit a little rough patch recently, allowing runs in three of his last four appearances.

In other roster news, Eric Fryer has been placed on the paternity list today. He will be replaced on the roster this weekend by Elias Diaz. Fryer has up to three days leave on the paternity list, though the Pirates have off on Monday, so he will only miss two games.

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  1. Why not Hughes or Caminero… Just not getting decisions recently they seem to be hoarding players rather than making baseball decisions.

    • Hughes could be optioned without exposing him to waivers, but he’s also been more effective over the last month than Schugel. K rate climbing, BB rate falling, we’re starting to see more of the 2015 vintage Hughes.

      • Really, what games have you been watching? Last Sunday in the bottom of the 10th inning he walked the first two batters he faced on 8 pitches, none of which were close (and one went to the backstop), and it was Schugel who came in and retired the side without a run scoring. That by itself was more impressive than anything Caminero has done this season.

        • Past 30 days:

          Caminero – 0.82 WHIP, 1.23 ERA, 2.87 FIP, 13 K, 2 BB.
          Schugel – 1.10 WHIP, 3,29 ERA, 4.24 FIP, 8 K, 6 BB.

          Two days ago Schugel faced 7 batters and only retired 2 of them, 3 scored. That turned a 5-4 deficit into a hopeless 8-4 hole. The Pirates scored what would have been the tying 5th run in the bottom of that 6th inning.

          Two outings before that he gave up the dinger to Rendon, the outing before that he gave up a leadoff walk, single, and run scoring double play. Were you watching those games?

          You cited the one bad outing in which Caminero issued the only 2 walks he’s allowed in a month. Even with that appearance he’s been the best bullpen arm over the last month by WAR. And Schugel has been the worst.

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