The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted flame-throwing right-handed reliever Jesus Liranzo to Indianapolis and released right-handed reliever Tyler Jones.
Liranzo was a waiver pickup earlier this year, who hasn’t allowed a run in 12 innings over nine relief appearances with the Altoona Curve. The 23-year-old Liranzo has hit triple digits often with his fastball this season, mixing it with an effective slider and a changeup. He has 18 strikeouts, a .167 BAA and an 0.83 WHIP. He has had control issues in the past, but so far this season he has issued just three walks.
The 28-year-old Jones (pictured above) was signed as a free agent this off-season. In 16.2 innings over 12 appearances, he had a 5.40 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP, with 17 strikeouts and a .282 BAA.
Max Moroff was also activated for today’s 11:05 AM game and catcher Jackson Williams was assigned to Morgantown (paper move) to make room on the active roster.