The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-handed pitcher Jhan Marinez to the 25-man roster and placed right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom on the 10-day disabled list with left side discomfort. Marinez was picked up off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers last night, after they designated him for assignment on Monday.

Marinez last pitched six days ago, when he allowed one run on six hits over 2.2 innings. He faced the Pirates back on May 5th and retired the side in order in his only inning of work. On the season, the 28-year-old has a 5.40 ERA in 16.2 innings over 15 appearances, allowing 23 hits, 11 walks and he has 14 strikeouts.

Lindblom has made four appearances for the Pirates, posting a 7.84 ERA and a 2.03 WHIP over 10.1 innings. He threw 2.1 innings last night.

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  1. Marinez clearly has a good, cheap arm, and at 28, he’s earned a shot. But this is his 6th professional organization, making it an interesting question as to why clubs keep letting him go.

  2. The Pirates are run like its amateur hour….when a guy gets cut, has horrible career numbers, and immediately makes your roster when you have 2 to 3 better options in AAA, that is amateur hour..

  3. I did not completely understand this signing (stealing).
    Was this supposed to make us feel better that
    we get this guy and they keep Hughes who seems
    to be returning to his earlier in the decade form?

  4. I guess that a reliever who wasn’t good enough for a 1st place club should be quite good enough for a last place club?

    Of course, a “normal” last place club would not sign retreads, but bring up the fireballing kids like Santana and NeverAskUs?

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