Pittsburgh Pirates Release Josh Lindblom

Josh Lindblom was released on Thursday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pittsburgh Pirates Release Josh Lindblom
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom, who is returning to Korea, where he pitched the last two seasons.

Lindblom pitched briefly for the Pirates this season after he was added to the 40-man roster on May 6th. He threw 10.1 innings over four appearances and had a 7.84 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP, with ten strikeouts. He was placed on the disabled list on May 20th and reported to Indianapolis for a rehab stint one week later. When that 30-day stint ended, the Pirates designated him for assignment and assigned him outright to Indianapolis. In 17 appearances in Triple-A, Lindblom had a 4.06 ERA in 37.2 innings, with 33 strikeouts and a 1.19 WHIP.

Indianapolis also announced that Starling Marte rejoined the team after spending the Triple-A All-Star break in Brad...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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