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Pirates Select De Los Santos, Option Wilson to Triple-A; Newman Transferred to 60-Day IL

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It was reported on Sunday that the Pirates intended to select the contract of right-handed reliver Yerry De Los Santos from Triple-A Indianapolis and the Bucs have made a pair of corresponding moves to clear roster spot for him. To get him on the active roster, Bryse Wilson was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis and Kevin Newman was transferred to the 60-day injured list to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.

De Los Santos has been lights out this year for Indianapolis, posting a 1.72 ERA/2.13 FIP across 15.2 innings. The 24-year-old has struck out 20, walked just three and has only allowed eight hits on the season. He’s picked up three saves.

He offers a plus-fastball that sits in the mid-90s and can approach triple digits and he features it with a slider that is considered to be an above-average pitch. He gives the Bucs an intriguing arm out of the bullpen.

It’s been a disappointing season for Wilson, who will look to work on a number of things at Triple-A. The righty has posted a 7.53 ERA on the year and was tagged with seven earned runs in just 1.2 innings in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Cardinals.

Newman suffered a setback while on a rehab stint with Indianapolis. Working his way back from a groin strain, Newman suffered an injury to his hamstring and will now be out longer than originally thought.

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