Tropeano was a 2011 fifth-round pick.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano from the club’s alternate training site in Altoona.

In a corresponding move, they have optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Mears.

Tropeano was a fifth-round pick of the Houston Astros in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft and debuted with them in 2014.

Over 42 games in the majors, he has gone 12-14 with an ERA of 4.51.