Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 7/21/12

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed reliever Evan Meek from Triple-A Indianapolis and placed righty Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to July 18.

Meek posted a 2.21 ERA over 27 appearances at Triple-A with 23 walks and 30 strikeouts over 36.2 innings. Meek appeared in 10 games with Pittsburgh this season and posted a 7.59 ERA.

Cruz posted a 2.61 ERA over 31.0 innings with Pittsburgh this season. In his last appearance on the 17th, Cruz tossed 0.2 scoreless frames with two walks.

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