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Pirates Option Struggling Quinn Priester to Indy; Recall Yohan Ramirez



Quinn Priester, Pittsburgh Pirates

After his struggles continued in another tough start on Monday night against the New York Mets at Citi Field, the Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned rookie right-hander Quinn Priester to Triple-A Indianapolis.

To take his place on the active roster, the Pirates have recalled reliever Yohan Ramirez to reinforce their bullpen.

In six starts since getting called up from Indianapolis, Priester has gone 2-2 with a 9.10 ERA. In 28.2 innings, he’s allowed 37 hits (seven home runs), walked 18 and struck out 23. Opponents have posted a .311 batting average against along with a .997 OPS.

On Monday against the Mets, Priester allowed six runs in 5.0 innings while throwing a career-high 102 pitches.

According to MLB Pipeline, Priester is considered the Pirates’ sixth-best prospect and No. 99 overall.

For Ramirez, this will be his third stint with the Pirates this season.

In 23 appearances, the right-hander has gone 1-0 with a 4.25 ERA. In his 29.2 innings, Ramirez has walked 13 and struck out 25.

He’s made 16 appearances (one start) with Indianapolis this season and has gone 1-1 with a 4.87 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched.

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