The Pittsburgh Pirates placed closer David Bednar on the 15-day injured list prior to Wednesday night’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers. Reliever Yohan Ramirez will take his place on the 26-man roster. Bednar has lower back inflammation. His move is made retroactive to July 31st, so he can return in 12 days if he’s ready.
Ramirez opened the season with the Seattle Mariners before joining Cleveland for a brief time. He was traded to the Pirates on July 8th and immediately assigned to Indianapolis, where he has thrown 4.1 shutout innings over four appearances, with one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. The 27-year-old has pitched parts of three seasons in the majors, posting a 3.99 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 58.2 innings.
The Pirates also announced the Tsutsugo/Marcano move from earlier.