Prior to Saturday’s game in San Francisco, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned pitchers Casey Sadler and Clay Holmes to Indianapolis. To take their place on the 25-man roster, the Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz and lefty reliever Buddy Boshers, who was claimed from the Houston Astros earlier this week.
In Triple-A Fresno this season, the 30-year-old Boshers had a 3.18 ERA in 51 innings over 41 appearances, with 55 strikeouts, a 1.24 WHP and a 1.16 GO/AO ratio. He pitched one scoreless inning for Indianapolis, allowing just a walk. In three Major League seasons combined, he has a 4.59 ERA in 86.1 innings over 100 appearances, with 78 strikeouts and a 1.27 WHIP.
Feliz made four appearances with Indianapolis since being demoted from the Pirates. He pitched well in the last two games, but the previous one saw him allow five runs in one inning. He gave up a run in his Triple-A debut as well. He was sent down on July 27th.
Holmes was called up for a spot start yesterday, which ended up with him allowing seven runs in 2.2 innings. Sadler made two appearances with the Pirates, allowing four runs on nine hits and three walks in 4.1 innings.