The Pittsburgh Pirates have added right-hander Quinn Priester to their taxi squad ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals.
Priester was first selected by the Pirates this year on July 17 and remained with the club until he was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Aug. 15.
In his first stint as a major leaguer, he had his share of struggles and went 2-2 with a 9.10 ERA in 28.2 innings across six starts.
Opponents slashed .311/.400/.597 against him and slugged seven home runs. Priester struck out 23 batters and walked 18.
Since being optioned back to Indy, the 2019 first-rounder has pitched better. In four appearances (two starts), Priester pitched to a 2.66 ERA and struck out 32 batters while allowing 14 hits in 20.1 innings pitched.
In two of his four appearances in his latest stint with Indianapolis, Priester was used as a bulk reliever and put together two strong outings. In those two outings in particular, the right-hander allowed only two runs in 10.2 innings
The Pirates have yet to announce a starter for Wednesday’s game against the Nationals.
To get the rookie right-hander on the Pirates’ active roster, they would need to make a corresponding move.