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Pirates Recall Cam Vieaux; Canaan Smith-Njigba Placed on Injured List



Canaan Smith-Njigba’s first stint in the major leagues wasn’t a long one.

In just his second game, Smith-Njigba injured his right wrist and has been placed on the 60-day injured list.

The team has announced that the 23-year old suffered a displaced fracture of the schaphoid bone in his right wrist.

To take his place on the roster, the Pirates have recalled left-handed pitcher Cam Vieaux from AAA Indianapolis. This will be Vieaux’s major league debut.

The 28-year old was drafted by the Pirates in the 6th Round of the 2016 MLB Draft. This season with Indianapolis, Vieaux went 3-0 with a 2.28 ERA, with 23 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. In 18 games, the left-hander held opponents to a .147 batting average and had a 0.90 WHIP.

This is Vieaux’s first full season as relief pitcher.

In his first six seasons as a starter in the Pirates organization, Vieaux was 38-27 with a 3.76 ERA In 132 appearances (593.1 innings, 472 strikeouts and a 1.26 WHIP). Back in 2018, he was named AA Altoona’s Pitcher of the Year.

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