PITTSBURGH — Promising Pirates left-hander Taylor Hearn is likely out for the remainder of the season, team trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday.
Hearn, 22, had been pitching with the High-A Bradenton Marauders and was placed on the minor-league disabled list with a strained right oblique on Friday. With Bradenton’s season ending in a little over five weeks, that’s probably the end of the road for Hearn’s 2017.
“At this point, I would think so,” Tomczyk said. “To rush a young arm like that back is probably not advantageous to him or us. But we’ll take it day-by-day and we’ll see what we can squeeze out of him at the end of the season.”
Bradenton is currently in second place in their division and three games back of first-place Fort Myers. If they could make a postseason run, it wou...
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