The Pittsburgh Pirates have the worst pitching in Major League Baseball. It improved when Zach Duke was sent to the disabled list and Dana Eveland was designated for assignment.
Eveland hasn’t pitched very well for the Pirates. He allowed 15 hits in 9.2 innings pitched.
Duke hasn’t pitched very well for the Pirates since making the All-Star team last season. His season highlight has been beating Roy Halladay on the road in Philly on May 18. He is the last Pirates starter to win a road game. His DL stint is retroactive to June 17.
The Pirates traded Ronald Uviedo to the Blue Jays for Eveland. Uviedo was the closer for the Carolina League Champion Lynchburg Hillcats last season. The Blue Jays have turned Uviedo into a starting pitcher. In his last 16 innings pitched for the Columbus Clippers, Uviedo has given up seven earned runs, and twelve hits. He isn’t dominating, but while he has been a Clipper he has held opponents to a .203 average.
Zach Duke and Dana Eveland weren’t going to get hitters out. We love the move. Hate the cost, but love the move.