Pittsburgh Pirates: Bryse Wilson Placed on the Injured List

Aug 14, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Bryse Wilson (48) delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Bryse Wilson (48) delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Pittsburgh Pirates made a move earlier today that saw a right-handed pitcher be placed on the 10-day Injured List.

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Bryse Wilson from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Richard Rodriguez at the trade deadline. Since coming over in the trade, Wilson has pitched 40.1 innings in eight games. In those 40.1 innings he has a 4.91 ERA and 5.34 FIP with a 13.6 percent strikeout rate and 5.9 percent walk rate. He entered the season as the Braves number nine prospect with a Future Value grade of 45 per FanGraphs.

In his most recent start against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, Wilson allowed two runs while striking out three in five innings of work. He only threw 68 pitches but was still removed from the game. He went on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain.

With just 13 games left in the season, this effectively ends Wilson’s 2021 campaign. Without the injury he would’ve made two more starts, one against the Phillies and one against the Chicago Cubs. However, instead of building off his most recent outing as he had a 7.04 ERA in his previous three, he will head to the shelf and try to get healthy before his normal offseason routine begins.

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In Wilson’s place, the Pirates recalled Max Kranick from Triple-A Indianapolis. In five innings against the Marlins, he allowed three runs with six strikeouts and four walks. For the season this gives him a 7.28 ERA but a much better 4.61 FIP. He has been wild, walking 14 batters in a career 29.2 innings. However, him giving five innings of three runs was enough to keep the Pittsburgh Pirates in the game. With Wilson heading to the injured list, this is a chance for Kranick to step up and show the front office and coaching staff what he can do. This is a big opportunity to set himself up for next season.