Minor Moves: Colin Selby Heads to Injured List; Pirates Release Denny Roman

Here’s a look at the minor league moves for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. There’s an update on the pitching at Indianapolis. If anything else comes up today, we will add it below as an update.

Right-handed pitcher Colin Selby has been placed on the 7-day Injured List for Indianapolis. The 25-year-old was added to the 40-man roster this past off-season. He has made 14 appearances this year, posting a 4.11 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, a .164 BAA and an 11:20 BB/SO ratio over 15.1 innings.

Selby made five straight scoreless appearances before allowing two runs in his last game yesterday. That five-game stretch included him going six innings, with no hits, three walks and 12 strikeouts.

Right-handed pitcher John O’Reilly rejoins Indianapolis after a brief stint on the Development List. He has a 7.90 ERA over 14 appearances, with 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings.

O’Reilly was temporarily removed from the roster when right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong was activated from the Temporary Inactive List on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Pirates have released left-handed pitcher Denny Roman, who will now go to play in his home country of Mexico. He has been in Extended Spring Training this year. After splitting last year between Bradenton and Greensboro. 

The 24-year-old Roman had a 1.30 ERA in 27.2 innings with Bradenton, but slipped to an 8.86 ERA over 21.1 innings with Greensboro, where his WHIP was nearly twice as high.

He debuted in the Pirates system in 2018. He did so well during his time in the Dominican Summer League that year, that the Pirates bumped him up to Bristol, skipping the Gulf Coast League.

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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Is Campagna still with the pirates?


That might explain his last outing, didn’t looked good.

Wilbur Miller

Well, this sucks. He was on a roll.


whats the obsession with Underwood

how much longer

Jaso took the last spot in my
“thing that wouldn’t leave”
Hall of Shame

Wilbur Miller

I think they’re obsessed with him as a multi-inning guy. I obviously don’t get it. Moreta, Ramirez (who’s been a lot better than I expected) and even R5 guy can go more than one. And DUJ’s 11:9 K/BB doesn’t bode at all well. Just call Bolton back up.

Last edited 12 days ago by Wilbur Miller

Seemed like he was the next guy up.

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