Partch was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The right-hander turned in strong ratios with Triple-A Indianapolis this season but walks remain a major issue (4.5 BB/9) and the Pirates ultimately ruled Partch out for a September callup. His free passes have ticked up at every level, reaching 7.5 BB/9 so far in 22 major league appearances.
Partch was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. Partch's latest stint with the big club lasted just three days, as he heads back to the Indianapolis. He's been very solid at the Triple-A level this season, where he owns a 2.05 ERA and 27.6 percent K-rate. If the Pirates need additional bullpen depth later in the season, it's quite possible that Partch will get the nod to return to The Show.
Partch was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. Partch's second stint in the majors this season lasted only three days as he will now head back to Triple-A ball as Chad Kuhl gets recalled in a corresponding roster move. Partch tossed 0.2 scoreless frames in an appearance in Sunday's game against Cincinnati and figures to remain with Triple-A Indianapolis the rest of the season unless the Pirates are in need of bullpen depth.
Partch was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Partch was designated for assignment back in June but will get the promotion to fill the roster spot of Arquimedes Caminero who was traded to the Mariners on Saturday. Partch has been a reliable reliever in Pittsburgh's Triple-A system, compiling a 2.05 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 48.1 innings and will bolster the Pirates bullpen during his most recent stay in the majors.
Partch has been sent back to Triple-A Indianapolis as the Pirates have called up pitcher Wilfredo Boscan, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Partch, who pitched in relief Sunday, failed to record an out while giving up three earned runs to the Cubs. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a career 5.64 ERA in 30.1 MLB innings, spending time with both the Reds and the Pirates. Partch will head back to Triple-A Indianapolis where he owns a 1.36 ERA on the season with 37 strikeouts in 33 innings.
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