Pirates Release Veteran Pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitcher Heath Hembree for assignment.

The move clears out a roster spot for Jerad Eickhoff, who was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis and started for the Pirates on Wednesday.

Hembree was terrible for the Pirates this year, throwing a 7.16 ERA and a 12/14 K/BB ratio through 16 innings of relief this season. 

The thirty-three year old veteran had his best seasons with Boston (2014-20), pitching to a 15-5 record with a 3.70 ERA in 251 relief appearances for the team.

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