PITTSBURGH — Steven Brault will start for the Pirates on Tuesday, making his first major-league appearance in a starting role in 2017.
It’s part of the Pirates’ ongoing trend of trying to get more young players into the mix toward the end of the season.
Brault has been in Pittsburgh in the bullpen, but the Pirates are still considering him as a starting prospect going forward, and he is looking forward to being able to show what he can do in that role at the major-league level after posting a 1.94 ERA with Triple-A Indianapolis.
“I think it’s nice getting into a role that I’ve done more often, especially facing the Cubs,” Brault said. “That’ll be three times in a row and I want to get my revenge for last time.”
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