Pirates Send Beimel To The Minors

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Joe Beimel’s return to the Pirates hasn’t worked out as expected.

The left-hander has battled injuries and poor performances all season.

Today, the Pirates appear to seen enough because Beimel has been sent back to AAA Indianapolis.

In 35 games this season, Beimel went 1-1 with a 5.33 ERA. After posting a 1.42 ERA (6.1ip/1er) in eight games last month, Joe was scored upon in five of his nine games in August, allowing eight runs in 5.2 innings of work.

To take his spot on the roster, the Pirates have recalled RHP Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A Indianapolis and he will start tonight’s game against Milwaukee.

Ohlendorf began the season in the Pirates starting rotation and went 0-0 with a 7.27 ERA in two starts…He left his start on 4/8 vs. Colorado with left shoulder discomfort and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day.

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