The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled reliever A.J. Schugel from Indianapolis and optioned Adam Frazier to Bristol to make room on the 25-man roster. The Bristol season ends on September 1st, which will make Frazier eligible to be recalled on the 2nd. If he was sent to Indianapolis, they couldn’t recall him until after their season ends on September 5th.
Schugel was sent to Indianapolis at the end of July and had one really poor outing right when he got back, allowing three runs, while only recording two outs. In August, he has a 3.29 ERA in 13.2 innings over nine appearances, with 16 strikeouts and a .188 BAA.
He has appeared in 34 games for the Pirates this season, posting a 3.86 ERA in 49 innings, with 43 strikeouts and a .222 BAA.
The Pirates will likely make a similar move to put Steven Brault on the 25-man roster so he can start in place of Gerrit Cole tomorrow night. Jameson Taillon could be that player, since his next scheduled start isn’t until September 2nd