The Pirates announced that they have activated left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters from the 15-day injured list. In a corresponding move, fellow southpaw Eric Stout has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Peters has been on the shelf since the beginning of June. Prior to his injury, Peters posted a 3.86 ERA/3.85 FIP in 25.2 innings of work over 14 appearances. Opponents are only hitting .161 with a .510 OPS against him on the season.
In four rehab appearances between Double-A and Triple-A, Peters did not allow a run in 6.1 innings of work. He allowed only two hits, walked one and struck out five. With Chris Stratton getting the start for the Pirates on Tuesday in Miami, look for Peters to get a call from the bullpen in relief of Stratton, as Peters has been used in relief of openers multiple times this season.
Stout was acquired by the Pirates from the Cubs last month. He made two appearances at the Major League level, holding the opposition hitless and scoreless in 1.2 innings while recording a pair of strikeouts.