The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Daniel McCutchen and Brad Lincoln have been optioned to AAA Indianapolis.
Lincoln was injured early in camp and simply didn’t pitch well after recovering. McCutchen looked nothing like the reliever we saw early last season.
Obviously McCutchen was filthy in the first half of last season. He was used by Clint Hurdle more than the Hubba Bubba the Pirates skipper works over every game. But now it appears that he has much work to do to get back to that pitcher.
Brad Lincoln….well what can a Pirates fan say? He still relies on his breaking ball more than Ricky Vaughn in Major League II. One day that might change, but until it does Lincoln appears he will be nothing more than an occasionally successful AAA starter.
The Pirates announce the acquistion of a minor league pitcher for rule five pick Brett Lorin.