The Pirates have called Connor Overton up to the major league team, per team statement. To make room for Overton, the Pirates have placed pitcher Steven Brault on the 10-day IL with a “recurrent left arm strain.” Overton was recently picked up off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays; he is 28-years-old and will wear the number 41 for the Pirates.
ROSTER MOVES: We have recalled RHP Connor Overton from Triple-A Indianapolis and have placed LHP Steven Brault on the 10-day injured list.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 11, 2021
Overton’s most recent appearance for the Blue Jays took place on August 24th; he pitched 4.0 innings, gave up four hits, and had no earned runs. In terms of Brault, it seemed like his most recent starts were an indicator of something wrong; maybe an IL stint will be what the doctor ordered.