The Pittsburgh Pirates have made another move to their bullpen, selecting the contract of right-hander Carmen Mlodzinski from Triple-A Indianapolis.
He takes the place of lefty Rob Zastryzny, who hits the 15-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.
Mlodzinski, 24, becomes the first Pirates’ prospect drafted by GM Ben Cherington to reach the big leagues since he took over the reigns in the fall of 2019. The University of South Carolina product will wear No. 50 with Pittsburgh.
In 19 relief appearances with Indianapolis this season, Mlodzinski is 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA with one save and 31 strikeouts in 25.2 innings pitched.
As for Zastryzny, he has struggled to the tune of a 5.29 ERA across his first 18 appearances with the Pirates this season.
This is the second IL stint for the left-hander this season as he also began the year on the shelf with left elbow discomfort.