Pirates Place Wade LeBlanc on Disabled List; Recall Steven Brault

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc on the disabled list with a left quad strain. To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates recalled left-handed pitcher Steven Brault, who was scheduled to start tonight for Indianapolis. Brault was in Syracuse, so he is en route to Pittsburgh still, but is expected to be there in time for the game.

Brault leads the International League with a 1.94 ERA, and he ranks in the top ten in innings pitched, WHIP and strikeouts. He pitched twice for the Pirates last month in relief, allowing two runs over four innings. He gives the Pirates an option for long relief situations tonight and throughout the weekend, since this was his day to start.

  • Pirates called up Brault.
    Needed a pitcher who could also hit.
    Pirates will cure him of that skill.

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    August 18, 2017 11:20 pm

    Time to stop wasting at bats on the likes of Jaso, Stewart, and SRod – let the kids play the rest of the way and see how they do – guys like Osuna, Moroff, Diaz, etc. all need extended looks….

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD
    August 18, 2017 11:18 pm

    Can’t they find a minor “injury” with Hudson and put him on the DL for the rest of the season? He helped the team lose again tonight, by surrendering the 11th run of the game….It just goes to show you, just because a pitcher can throw 96/97, it doesn’t mean squat …..he just can’t pitch – period.

  • Please Nutting clean house! Utterly disgusting ! Life long Buccos fan! At least Fire Hurdle.

  • I had enough of LeBlanc, Hudson, and Benoit. Let Diaz play every day and found out what he can do.

  • Great as I was so afraid this talent would be lost to waivers-not. When is Boy Genius going to waive Benoit?

  • Best news this week.

    • It’d be better if Brault were driving 88 in a DeLorean from Syracuse. Then maybe he can go back to yesterday’s 7th inning.

      • He came into a tough situation and pitched 4 good innings against a team that has lit up Pirate Pitching so far.

    • No Hurdle was fired would work!

      • Well, last night put the Bucs 6 under .500 and their chances of making the Playoffs fell to 0.9% in Fangraphs. Only 10 teams in MLB with a worse record. The crap should hit the fan soon – maybe after their “road trip” to Williamsport.

      • Can’t upvote that enough