Pirates Pitcher Hits IL


The Pittsburgh Pirates placed righty Zach Thompson on the 15-day injured list today. The move comes as the team options Liover Peguero to AA Altoona. 

With Thompson and Peguero off the 26-man roster, the Pirates have recalled Oneil Cruz and selected the contract of Bligh Madris to fill the two spots. 

The decision to place Thompson on the injured list comes after the pitcher has begun experiencing right forearm nerve inflammation.

The 28-year old has started 12 games this season. Thompson has posted a 3-5 record, with a 4.47 ERA. Over 54.1 innings, he has allowed 54 hits and thrown 41 strikeouts. 

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