Kyle Crick Activated from Injured List; Kevin Kramer Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick from the 10-day injured list. To take his place on the active roster, second baseman Kevin Kramer was optioned to Indianapolis.

Krick pitched just two games before he landed on the injured list on April 5th with right triceps tightness. He tossed two scoreless innings without allowing a base runner in those two outings.

The Pirates will go with an extra bullpen arm for at least this two-game series tonight and tomorrow in Detroit. They have off again on Thursday. Kramer has been up since April 11th when Kevin Newman landed on the injured list, but he didn’t get into any games.

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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