The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Gregory Polanco on the disabled list and recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault from Indianapolis. Polanco left last night’s game with left hamstring discomfort after running down to first base. It’s the same injury he had back in May, which also landed him on the disabled list.
Brault was scheduled to pitch tonight for Indianapolis, but was scratched from the start earlier and he will join the bullpen. He gives the Pirates a long relief option for tonight’s game, which is always ideal for a weekend in Colorado. He currently leads the International League with a 2.06 ERA, and ranks in the top eight in the league in innings pitched, WHIP and strikeouts.