According to Pittsburgh Pirates announcer Joe Block, the Pirates will recall right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes for Sunday’s doubleheader in Detroit. Saturday’s scheduled game was rained out. The two teams will play a split doubleheader on Easter, with game one starting at 1:10 PM and game two beginning at 6:10 PM.
Due to MLB rules, both teams can add a 26th player for the second game of the doubleheader. If the doubleheader was scheduled more than 48 hours in advance, Holmes would have been eligible for both games.
If Holmes gets into the game, it will be the Major League debut. The 25-year-old Holmes had a 4.91 ERA in 7.1 innings this spring, allowing four runs on eight hits and four walks, with three strikeouts. He spent last year in Indianapolis as a starter, where he had a 3.36 ERA in 112.2 innings, with 99 strikeouts, a 1.38 WHIP, a .238 BAA and a 2.80 GO/AO ratio.
Holmes is likely to be returned to Indianapolis after the game, where they will begin their season on April 6th.