By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pirates announced they have recalled pitcher Nick Mears from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned pitcher Cody Ponce to Indianapolis.

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This will be the second time Mears will be in the majors this year, he was with the team from May 26-30 but he did not appear in any games.

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Mears’ most recent appearance was July 1 in Indianapolis against Iowa and he got the win, striking out three and allowing one unearned run in two innings during a 7-6 victory in a 12-inning game.

Last season, Mears made four appearances with the Pirates, pitching five innings, giving up four hits, three runs, and recording seven strikeouts.

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The Pirates have also assigned pitcher Luis Oviedo for a rehab assignment in Indianapolis, which begins today.