The Pittsburgh Pirates made two moves of note on Tuesday evening. They claimed right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano from the New York Yankees and also placed right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove on the 10-day injured list.
Tropeano, who turns 30 years old later this month, hasn’t pitched in the majors this season, but he has pitched during parts of five seasons in the majors. He debuted in 2014 with the Houston Astros, then moved on to the Los Angeles Angels, where he accrued big league time in 2015-16 and 2018-19. In 42 big league games (39 starts), he has a 4.51 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and an 87:193 BB/SO ratio in 217.1 innings. He had a 9.88 ERA during his brief time with the Angels last year. Tropeano signed as a free agent with the Yankees in February and hasn’t pitched in the majors this year. He was assigned to the alternate training site in Altoona.
Musgrove was placed on the injured list with right triceps inflammation. He originally missed his start on Sunday with a minor ankle injury according to reports. Trevor Williams will get the start for the Pirates on Thursday.
UPDATE: To make room on the 40-man roster for Tropeano, Clay Holmes was moved to the 45-day injured list. He has been out with a right forearm strain since July 28th, so he could possibly be out for the year. He won’t be eligible to return until mid-September.