The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friiday afternoon that AJ Schugel had a setback during his rehab assignment with Indianapolis. He missed all of Spring Training due to right shoulder discomfort and has been on a rehab assignment split between Bradenton and Indianapolis for the last three weeks. Schugel had a rough outing last night, giving up two runs in his only inning of work. Prior to that, he had allowed two earned runs over 7.2 innings and seven appearances.

The Pirates released the following statement:

“A.J. Schugel has been returned from his rehabilitation assignment with Indianapolis due to a recurrence of the discomfort in his right shoulder. Schugel will be treated and re-evaluated in the near future. Additional information will be distributed as it is appropriate.”

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