Pirates Recall Right-Handed Pitcher Tyler Bashlor

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Bashlor ahead of their Tuesday night game at PNC Park against the Cleveland Indians. Bashlor was acquired from the New York Mets back on August 2nd for cash considerations. He has been at the Alternate Training Site in Altoona since joining the Pirates.

The 27-year-old Bashlor has appeared in the majors each of the last two seasons with the Mets, making 24 relief appearances each year. In 2018, he had a 4.22 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, with 25 strikeouts in 34 innings. Last year his ERA went up to 6.22, while he had a 1.73 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 22 innings. He has not appeared in the majors yet this year.

As announced here on Sunday night, right-handed pitcher Cody Ponce was optioned to Altoona to clear room on the 28-man active roster.