Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Jason Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis. The former Indian had a 1.95 ERA in his last four starts for Indianapolis, but he was 6-9 with a 4.41 ERA overall. It looks like the Pirates will try him as a starter, but he will be available out of the bullpen today. His first start would come Friday in John Van Benschoten's place.
Pirates optioned RHP John Van Benschoten to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Van Benschoten may not get another opportunity to pitch in the majors with the Pirates after another disastrous outing Saturday and the acquisition of three rotation candidates from the Yankees. He needs a move to the pen to have a chance, and he'd still be a long shot there.
Pirates designated RHP Luis Munoz for assignment. Munoz was up briefly earlier this month, but didn't get into a game.
- rotoworld