The Pirates have announced that LHP Aaron Fletcher has been optioned down to Triple-A Indianapolis in favor of RHP Bryse Wilson. Fletcher was recently called up Fletcher on June 28th, and he most recently appeared in the Pirates’ 19-2 loss to the Brewers, where he pitched three shutout innings.
Fletcher now has one option remaining, and on the year with the Pirates, he has posted a 6.94 ERA with six strikeouts in 11.2 innings pitched.
Wilson appeared in one game for the Pirates on June 14th against the St. Louis Cardinals, where he went five innings and gave up seven earned runs. Wilson was then sent down to Triple-A Indianapolis the following day. Since being sent down, Wilson has pitched a combined 12.1 innings and gave up four earned runs in two games.
Wilson was announced Friday night by Derek Shelton as the Pirates’ starter for Saturday evening against the Brewers. Wilson has faced the Brewers one time in 2022 in a relief role, pitched four shutout innings, and allowed just one hit. Wilson now has just one option remaining; we may see another spot start situation before the Pirates use his last option.
Wilson’s numbers for the Pirates have not been pretty, with an ERA of 8.29 with 27 strikeouts in 33.2 innings pitched.