Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they moved Justin Wilson to the bullpen. The move will be a short term deal, as they’re not ruling him out for the long term as a starting option. A few weeks ago, if there was a need for a starter, I would have said Justin Wilson should get the call. Wilson was dominating, and his control — always the downside to his game — had seen major improvements. But recently he’s fallen apart. In his last six starts he has given up 20 earned runs in 25.2 innings, with a 28:22 K/BB ratio. The control has completely fallen apart for whatever reason, after looking good for a long stretch this year. Because of Wilson’s recent struggles, he’s fallen out of the picture as a starting option. Jeff Locke and Chris Leroux have both moved ahead of him if the Pirates need a spot starter or an injury replacement. They also have Kevin Correia in the majors as a starting option. Since Wilson doesn’t factor in to the mix for the rotation, it’s not a bad idea movin...
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