The Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Cam Vieaux prior to Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.
The Pirates optioned righty Yohan Ramirez to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Vieaux on the active roster. To make room for Vieaux on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated catcher Josè Godoy for assignment.
The lefty last pitched for the major league club on July 1 against the Milwaukee Brewers. In that outing, Vieaux got roughed up with seven earned runs, six hits, and three walks in one inning pitched. Vieaux was DFA’d on July 11 and cleared waivers July 14, when he was sent outright to Indianapolis.
During his brief stint with the major league club, Vieaux pitched rather well. If it weren’t for his game in July, Vieaux would’ve had an ERA of 2.25 instead of a bloated 14.40.
In August, Vieaux pitched 7.2 innings, allowed six earned runs (four in one appearance), two walks, and struck out nine with Indianapolis.
Ramirez has had a rough go of things since coming to Pittsburgh with an ERA of 6.75 in 17.1 innings pitched. In his last outing, Ramirez pitched two innings of shutout ball Saturday night against the Reds.
Godoy joined the plethora of catchers used by the Pirates this season. His stint was one of the shortest with the big league club.
Godoy amassed 10 at-bats and failed to register a hit, but he did get an RBI with the Pirates on Aug. 7 against the Baltimore Orioles with a sacrifice fly.