The Pittsburgh Pirates made a plethora of pitching moves on Tuesday. We heard earlier this morning about Max Kranick being promoted to Indianapolis and Trey McGough taking his place. There were other moves made as well because of those promotions. Pitchers JC Flowers and Steven Jennings were both promoted to Greensboro, helping replace Cristofer Melendez and McGough, who both went to Altoona. Ryan Troutman and Sergio Umana were both promoted from Extended Spring Training to the Bradenton Marauders to fill in for Flowers (pictured above) and Jennings. The Pirates also announced that Yerry De Los Santos has been placed on the 7-day injured list.
Flowers was the fourth round pick in 2019. He had a 2.12 ERA in 17 innings, with 23 strikeouts and an 0.82 WHIP with Bradenton this season.
Jennings was repeating Low-A this year, where he spent the entire 2019 season. He had a 2.76 ERA in 16.1 innings, with 19 strikeouts and a 1.16 WHIP this season.
Melendez pitched nine innings of relief this year for Greensboro, posting a 2.00 ERA, an 0.89 WHIP and 13 strikeouts.
Troutman is a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher, who was drafted in the 26th round in 2019. He pitched at Bristol, posting a 5.70 ERA in 23 innings over 14 appearances, with a 1.70 WHIP and 26 strikeouts.
Umana is making the jump from the DSL. He just turned 21 years old. He made 13 starts in his only season of pro ball in 2019, putting up a 2.39 ERA in 64 innings, with a 1.11 WHIP and a 59:8 SO/BB ratio.