Roansy Contreras may be a rookie, but he sidestepped any potential controversy with the aplomb of a veteran.
The right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Wednesday night for the Pirates in an 8-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at PNC Park. He returned to the major leagues after spending five weeks at Triple-A Indianapolis.
The move was made ostensibly to limit the 22-year-old’s innings pitched. However, Contreras had reason to be upset about the demotion July 7 because he was one of the Pirates’ best starting pitchers.
However, Contreras claimed, through team interpreter Mike Gonzalez, following the game that he was not bothered by being sent down despite doing nothing to merit returning to the minor leagues.