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Pirates Recall Quinn Priester From Taxi Squad, Option Cody Bolton



Quinn Priester, Pittsburgh Pirates

After being added to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ taxi squad on Tuesday, Quinn Priester was recalled to the active roster prior to Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals.

In a corresponding move, fellow right-handed pitcher Cody Bolton was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

This will be Priester’s second stint with the Pirates this season. In his first taste of the big leagues, Priester pitched to a 2-2 record with a 9.10 ERA across six starts.

After he was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis, Priester fared much better and saw an uptick in velocity. In four appearances with Indy after his demotion, he posted a 2.66 ERA and struck out 32 batters while allowing 14 hits in 20.1 innings pitched.

Pirates manager Derek Shelton indicated on Tuesday that Priester could be used as a traditional starting pitcher or as a bulk reliever, something he did twice in Triple-A this season.

Bolton has shuffled up and down quite a bit between the Pirates and their Triple-A affiliate this season.

On the year in Pittsburgh, the right-hander was 1-0 with a 6.52 ERA in 14 appearances out of the Pirates’ bullpen. Bolton logged 19.1 innings, walked 15 batters and struck out 21.

With Indianapolis this season, Bolton has gone 2-4 with a save in 31 appearances, two of which were starts.

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