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Steven Jackson, Justin Thomas to Get the Call

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

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]


Nate said...

Morton is starting in AAA today, so I think we can scratch him from the list.

Steven Jackson kind of sucked last time he was up, but I saw him in AAA recently and he was throwing really hard. Maybe he'll be serviceable this time around. Maybe.

JeremyT said...

Steven Jackson? Nutting and the rest of the best management team in sports must have stressed that the Pirates need to get back to situationally running the ball more effectively this season.

Nate said...

Yeah, that or a bunch of pitchers have been injured and there's only so many of them on the team.

Koz said...

@JeremyT I just hope at some point he goes into the crowd to punch people in the face.

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

It's gotta be 'No Relation'. Who else is there?

Maybe they could have a competition in some other country to find out who can throw the hardest & then sign them to a deal? Oh, that made me sad inside :-/