The Pirates announced that right-handed pitcher Bryse Wilson has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Sunday’s game against the Rockies in Colorado. In a corresponding move, reliever Chase De Jong has been placed on the 15-day injured list.
This will now be Wilson’s fifth stint with the big league club so far this season. The right-hander has pitched in 11 games (eight starts) on the year with the Pirates, totaling 46.1 innings. Wilson owns a 6.60 ERA/5.07 FIP with 16 walks and 25 strikeouts. Opponents have hit him around as seen by his .321 batting average against.
While the numbers as a whole aren’t very impressive, Wilson has pitched better of late. In his last two starts, Wilson has logged 12.2 innings on the mound and has only allowed three earned runs (2.13 ERA). Wilson’s last start of 6.2 innings against the Reds tied a career-high.
The Pirates will be without the services of De Jong as he lands on the IL with knee tendinitis. It’s the same knee that was surgically repaired this offseason.
In 21 appearances out of the Bucs bullpen this season, De Jong has posted a 2.06 ERA/4.85 FIP across 35 innings. Opponents are hitting below .200 against him and have complied a .654 OPS — by far the lowest in De Jong’s career.