- OF/1B John Bowker was re-called from Triple-A Indy. The Pirates received Bowker during the trade deadline in which they sent Javier Lopez to the Giants for Bowker and Joe Martinez.
Bowker was batting .313 in 25 games in the Pirates organization with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs and 10 RBI’s. He has a .367 OPS, .571 SLG and .939 OPS. In 76 total games this season, Bowker batted .314 with 18 home runs and 46 RBIs.
- Joe Martinez was re-called on Sunday, September 5th from Triple-A Indy.
Martinez was acquired from the Giants, along with John Bowker for reliver Javier Lopez on July 31st. Joe was used in the starting rotation for the Indianapolis Indians.
In seven games with Indy, four of them starts, Martinez allowed 18 earned runs in 28 1/3 innings. He struck out 18 and walked seven.
“He’s a kind of guy that we look at as a starter candidate down the road,” manager John Russell said. ”He’s a guy that can give you some depth.”
- On Septemeber 7th, the Pirates re-called OF Alex Presley, OF Brandon Moss, SS Pedro Ciriaco, C Jason Jaramillo, RHP Brad Lincoln, LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Brian Bass and RHP Steven Jackson from Triple-A Indy.
Presley was hitting .323 with 12 home runs, 84 RBIs and 13 triples in 135 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A this season.
Moss was batting .260 with 22 home runs, 96 RBI and 32 2B.
The Pirates acquired Ciriaco from the Arizona Diamondacks along with Chris Synder for Bobby Cox, D.J. Carrasco and Ryan Church. He was hitting .281 with nine 2B, and six RBI in 32 games with the Indians.
Jaramillo, who played 28 games with the Pirates this season was batting .239 with one home run and 13 RBI in 25 games for Triple-A. In the majors this season, Jason had an average of just .148 with one home run and six RBI.
Lincoln was the Pirates Number one pick in the 2006 Player Draft. He went 1-4 in nine starts with the Bucs this season. In Triple-A Indy Lincoln was 7-5 with a 4.12 ERA.
Justin Thomas spent the 2010 season bouncing up and down with both the Pirates and AAA. In 54.1 innings, Thomas had a 2.48 ERA.
Bass pitched only six innings with the Pirates this season. For the Triple-A Indians he had a 3.26 ERA through 69 innings.
Jakubauskas pitched just 2/3 of an inning with the Pirates this season due to getting hit in the head from a comebacker in his start against the Astros. When healthy, Jaku had a 5.09 ERA through 40.2 innings pitched.