CHICAGO — The Pittsburgh Pirates added one other arm to their weary pitching workers on Sunday, citing right-hander Beau Sulser from Triple-A Indianapolis.
It’s the primary main league promotion for Sulser, the brother of Miami Marlins reliever Cole Sulser. Beau Sulser, who turns 28 on May 5, went 1-2 with a 2.13 ERA in three begins with Indianapolis.
“He can pitch in multiple roles,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said before their series finale against the Chicago Cubs. “He can start if we have to. He can pitch in that hybrid role. He can pitch, you know, length, so it gives us different functionality.”
To make room on Pittsburgh’s 40- and 28-man rosters, outfielder Anthony Alford was designated for project. Alford was reinstated from the 10-day injured record on Friday after being sidelined by a proper wrist sprain.
The transfer takes Pittsburgh down to 3 outfielders listed on its lively roster, however Diego Castillo and Cole Tucker can also play within the outfield. Castillo was beginning in proper for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Cubs.
“When you make a roster decision, there’s a casualty, and Anthony ended up being the casualty today, which is unfortunate,” Shelton mentioned. “But we just need innings.”
Shelton had Castillo pitch the eighth inning in Saturday’s 21-0 loss to Chicago. He used 5 relievers on Thursday evening and 4 relievers on Friday evening within the second recreation of the four-game collection.
Alford, a third-round decide by Toronto within the 2012 newbie draft, was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh in August 2020. He batted .233 with 5 homers and 11 RBIs in 49 video games with the Pirates final yr.
“It’s a challenging conversation,” Shelton mentioned, “because Anthony Alford the person is a wonderful human being. … Those (conversations) are the worst part of the job.”
Sulser discovered he was going to the majors when Triple-A Indianapolis supervisor Miguel Perez known as a workforce assembly earlier than he was supposed to start out Saturday in opposition to Columbus.
“We thought it was going to be about something else before the game and then he let me know there,” mentioned Sulser, a Tenth-round decide within the 2017 newbie draft out of Dartmouth.
Sulser mentioned he known as his fiancée and his quick household proper after he bought the information. His brother was making ready for his recreation with Miami, however they lastly bought related on Sunday.
“He was just fired up,” Beau Sulser mentioned. “Again, he’s in the clubhouse getting ready to go, so he couldn’t talk long, but he just said he loves me and congratulations and have fun today.”
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