Pirates Add Carson Fulmer and Kyle Crick to Bullpen; Mears and Craig Optioned to Altoona

The Pittsburgh Pirates made some bullpen moves before Saturday’s game in Milwaukee. Kyle Crick has been activated from the injured list and right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer has been added to the active roster. To make room on the roster, first baseman Will Craig and reliever Nick Mears have been optioned to Altoona.

Crick made just two appearances this year before he was placed on the injured list with a right shoulder strain. He last pitched on July 27th.

Fulmer was acquired via waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Monday. With the Tigers this year, he had a 6.75 ERA in 6.2 innings over seven appearances, with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Craig made his big league debut during Thursday’s doubleheader against the St Louis Cardinals. He also came into last night’s game late. Craig went 0-for-4 in his two games.

Mears pitched 1.1 innings last night in his fourth big league appearance. He has given up three runs over five innings, with seven walks and seven strikeouts.