Originally posted on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 6/3/13
The Pirates have added some reinforcements to the Shark Tank (bullpen) after it was forced to cover 10 innings yesterday. They’ve called up relievers Ryan Reid and Jared Hughes. Reid, 28, will be pitching in the majors for the first time. He appears to be ready, as his numbers in Indianapolis are excellent (0.52 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 31 K’s and 9 BB’s in 34.2 innings). He had a solid season last year in Triple-A Durham as well, so it certainly seems like he could be a useful big league reliever. The Pirates signed him to a minor league contract prior to this season. You know Hughes already. The big righty had a pretty good season with the Bucs last year but was sent down after a rough start in 2013. He has pitched well in Indy since then: 13 innings, 8 hits, 4 walks, 10 K’s, 1 run. The additions of Reid and Hughes basically came as a result of an emergency type situation, but both are capable relievers and should be just fine in the majors. It’s good to see that the Bucs have some useful bullpen depth ready to go in Triple-A. To clear two spots on the active roster for Reid and Hughes, the Bucs sent Alex Presley to Indy and placed Jeanmar Gomez on the DL. That means they’ll be playing with a short bench and only have four starters on the team at the moment. Charlie Morton should be ready to come up and start this weekend in Chicago, but with an off day on Thursday (and another next Monday) the Bucs could stick with four starters for another week if they want to. Reid was not on the 40-man roster, so Phil Irwin was moved from the minor league DL to the major league 60 day DL to free up a spot.
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