RHP Steven Jackson (shown above, clearly with a scratch and not a pick) and LHP Justin Thomas will replace the holes created on the Pirates' roster by Zach Duke's trip to the DL and Dana Eveland's DFA status, per Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Jackson had a cup of coffee with the Bucs earlier this season, and has allowed 10 earned runs on 34 hits and 11 walks in 31 innings with Indianapolis in Triple-A in 2010. He has not allowed a run in his last 10 appearances for Indy.
Thomas, 26, was last seen in the majors in 2008, with an 0-1 record and 6.75 ERA in eight relief appearances with the Seattle Mariners. At Indy this season, Thomas is 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA in 24 relief appearances.
What's still not settled is the minor detail that the Pirates have no starting pitcher for Saturday, given that both of these guys are relievers. Langosch named Daniel McCutchen and Charlie Morton as candidates, however I simply can't see anyone but McCutchen landing that start.
Jackson, Thomas join Bucs [By Gosh, It's Langosch]