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.READ MORE: Allegheny County Health Director Says Delta Variant Is Fueling Rising Cases, Hospitalizations
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.READ MORE: 'Itchy Mites:' Preventing Bites And The Itch That Comes With A Mite Bite
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.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Temperatures Continue Rising On Thursday
The Pirates have also assigned pitcher Luis Oviedo for a rehab assignment in Indianapolis, which begins today.