It’s MLB’s trade deadline but the Pittsburgh Pirates announced a different series of roster moves on Tuesday. The Bucs have recalled right-handed pitcher Colin Holderman from Triple-A Indianapolis and reinstated righty Chase De Jong from the 15-day IL.
Holderman was acquired from the Mets last month for designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach. After bring acquired, the Pirates optioned the 26-year-old to Indianapolis, where he allowed one run in three innings and picked up four strikeouts.
Holderman made 15 appearances with the Mets this season, his first in the big leagues, and posted a 2.04 ERA across 17.2 innings.
The Pirates placed De Jong on the 15-day injured list last month and the right-hander will be back in the Bucs’ bullpen. De Jong has enjoyed a strong season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He owns a 2.84 ERA through 21 games, but with a not as impressive 4.86 FIP.
Additionally, the Pirates have optioned right-hander Johan Oviedo to Indianapolis and have assigned infielder Malcom Nunez to Double-A Altoona. Both players were acquired from the Cardinals in the trade that sent Jose Quintana and Chris Stratton to St. Louis.