Pirates Add Plethora Of Players As Rosters Expand
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Pirates made some more September call-ups Tuesday before playing in St. Louis.
Outfielder Gregory Polanco comes back after a brief stint in the minors to get some more at bats. He is joined by infielder/outfielder Chase d’Arnaud, who hasn’t been in the big leagues in two years.
The surprises are the pitchers Casey Sadler, John Holdzkom and Bobby LaFromboise. Sadler isn’t a shock making his fourth different appearance with the Pirates after going 11-4 with a 3.03 ERA in Triple A Indianapolis.
Holdzkom started this year pitching in independent leagues, like the Frontier League the Washington Wild Things belong to. The Pirates signed him to a minor-league contract on June 23 and the righthander was 3-0 with 2 saves, 1.95 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 22 relief appearances between AA and AAA.
LaFromboise is a lefty with an oft-used suitcase. He started the season in spring training with Seattle, was designated for assignment. Claimed off waivers by San Diego and sent to Triple-A and then claimed off waivers by the Pirates Aug. 24. In the minors this year, LaFromboise was a combined 1-2, 4.42 ERA, 21 walks, 49 strikeouts in 57 innings.
To make room on the 40-man roster for d’Arnaud, the Pirates designated Michael Martinez for assignment.
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