The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba has been placed on the 60-day injured list due to a non-displaced fracture of the schaphoid bone in his right wrist. To take his place on the 40-man and 26-man rosters, the Pirates have called up left-handed pitcher Cam Vieaux.
Smith-Njigba just made his big league debut three days ago. In three games, he went 1-for-5 with a double and a walk. He’s now going to be out of action until at least mid-August, with no set timetable announced for his return.
The 28-year-old Vieaux was a sixth round draft pick of the Pirates in 2016, who has been with Indianapolis this year, where he had a 2.28 ERA, an 0.90 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. He also spent part of 2019 and 2021 in Indianapolis as well. In his last 22 innings, he has a 1.64 ERA and a very impressive .123 BAA. This will be his first shot in the majors.