Who should be sent down to make room for Paul Skenes?

Paul Skenes is finally getting called up to join the Pirates, but someone will have to be sent down to correspond this move. Let's see who might be sent down.
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Paul Skenes is finally set to make his major league debut this Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. The former Pirates number one overall pick started the year in triple-a and dominated. In 27.1 innings pitched, Skenes had a 0.99 earned run average with a 0.99 WHIP and struck out 45 batters. The main reason behind Skenes beginning the year with Indianapolis was to get his pitch count up before he got into a five day rotation in Pittsburgh.

Before he makes his start in Pittsburgh, Ben Cherington needs to make room on the 40-man and active roster. Let's take a look at who Skenes might replace on the roster.

With the 40-man roster being full, a player will need to be transferred to the 60-day injured list or designated for assignment. The Pirates are more than likely going to go the injured list route by transferring one of the left handed pitchers that got hurt in the beginning of the season. Those candidates are Marco Gonzales and Ryan Borucki. Gonzales is receiving a conservative treatment to heal a strain in the forearm and Borucki is being shut down from throwing after his tricep and ulnar nerve got inflammation.

That will make a spot for Skenes on the 40-man roster, but there still needs to be a move to make room on the active roster. There are multiple pitchers on the current Pirates roster that could be replaced by Skenes.