Pirates Recall Clay Holmes; Option Dovydas Neverauskas

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes from Indianapolis. To open up a roster spot, Dovydas Neverauskas has been optioned to Indianapolis.

Holmes was announced as today’s starter on Thursday, so the only real news here is who was going down to Indianapolis to open up a roster spot. This is the fourth time that Neverauskas has been with the Pirates this season. In two appearances, he gave up one run on one hit and no walks in 2.2 innings.

Holmes last pitched for the Pirates on July 14th when he threw six shutout innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has made two starts and two relief appearances with the Pirates, posting a 3.65 ERA in 12.1 innings, with 11 hits, eight walks and ten strikeouts.

This appears to be a one start deal and then we could see a reliever back up in his roster spot tomorrow.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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