J.A. Happ was brought in to join the starting rotation and we know whose spot he’ll take, at least for the short-term.
The Pirates have placed A.J. Burnett on the 15-day DL with right inflammation in his elbow. Burnett has allowed 32 hits and 19 runs over his last three starts, while his velocity has dipped into the 80’s.
The Pirates recalled LHP Bobby LaFramboise from Indy. He is 1-1 with a 2.72 ERA in Triple-A.
Meanwhile, reliever Joakim Soria is active tonight and the Pirates designated Deolis Guerra for assignment to make room for Soria.