The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Hunter Stratton from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for him, left-hander Rob Zastryzny was designated for assignment.
The 26-year-old Stratton was a 16th-round pick of the Pirates out of Walters State Community College in 2017.
He has six minor league seasons under his belt in the Pirates’ system and has pitched to a 4.25 ERA in 199 appearances throughout his career.
This year with Indianapolis, he’s gone 4-4 with a 3.99 ERA and six saves in 47 appearances (two starts). In 56.1 innings of work, he’s allowed only 44 hits, has walked 31 and has struck out 74 batters.
He’s been particularly good on the mound of late. In 11 appearances in the month of August, the right-hander didn’t allow a single run and held opponents to a .075 batting average against. Stratton struck out 18 batters in 12.1 innings.
In 21 appearances with the Pirates this season across two different stints, Zastryzny went 1-0 with a 4.79 ERA. He most recently pitched on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals and allowed one unearned run in 1.2 innings.