Kristy Robinson reports that the Pirates have sent reliever Jared Hughes to Class AAA Indianapolis to make room on the active roster for A.J. Burnett, who will start Saturday night against Cardinals.
What’s triggering all this, of course, is that Kevin Correia isn’t making his scheduled start due to some sort of injury to his side, so the natural move would have been to place Correia on the disabled list. That the Pirates did not do so probably indicates that they don’t think his condition is particularly serious.
Hughes pitched three innings in the Pirates’ loss to the Cardinals Friday night. At the time, it was unclear why the Bucs sent him out for a third inning, and in fact he gave up two runs in that last frame. I’m not sure this explains it, but it’s hard not to wonder if the two decisions are related.
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