Pittsburgh Pirates Place Bryan Reynolds on the IL, Recall Cody Bolton

As the roster continues to change due to injuries the Pirates have made yet another roster move

Jun 18, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates designated hitter Bryan Reynolds (10)
Jun 18, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates designated hitter Bryan Reynolds (10) / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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An already struggling Pittsburgh Pirates offense took another blow on Thursday when Bryan Reynolds was placed on the injured list

Prior to the start of game one of the team's four-game series in Miami on Thursday the Pittsburgh Pirates made a roster move. In a move that seemed inevitable Bryan Reynolds has been placed on the injured list. To take his place on the roster, reliever Cody Bolton was recalled from Triple-A.

Losing Reynolds will be a major blow for an already struggling Pirate offense. On the season he is hitting for a .279/.350/.473 slash line with a 122 wRC+ and a 125 OPS+. Hopefully, Reynolds will be able to return from his back issue soon.

Bolton has pitched 8 MLB innings this season. In those 8 innings Bolton has allowed 15 hits, two home runs, he's walked nine, hit a batter, and struck out seven. This led to Bolton posting 12.38 ERA and a 8.53 FIP.

Most of the damage done against Bolton came in one outing. On Memorial Day, the Giants got to Bolton for 8 runs on six hits, two walks, and a home run. Bolton recorded just one out in that appearance.

At Triple-A this season Bolton has pitched 26 innings in 18 appearances. Bolton has posted a 2.77 ERA, 2.83 FIP, 7.8% walk rate, and a 25.2% strikeout rate with Triple-A Indianapolis. With the Pirate bullpen currently resembling a dumpster fire, Bolton should get plenty of opportunities to see if he can pitch better than he did with the Pirates earlier this season.

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