Boscan was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Tuesday and was then placed on the DL at Triple-A Gwinnett, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports. It is unclear what the nature of his injury is, but Boscan was unlikely to be used at the big league level this year, so it's not entirely important. He was released by the Pirates after struggling in 15.1 innings out of the big league bullpen -- his first taste of the big leagues in a nine-year career in professional baseball.
Boscan was released Thursday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Boscan appeared in six games, including one start, for the Pirates this season, but found very little success, posting a 6.46 ERA and 1.43 WHIP to go a long with an awful 4.70 K/9. He was decent in Triple-A (3.75 ERA) this season, but it appears the Pirates are ready to cut ties and the 26-year-old will have to look for work elsewhere.
A day after getting roughed up by the Giants, Boscan has been optioned back to Triple-A, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Boscan pitched three scoreless innings Tuesday before the wheels came off in the fourth, allowing seven earned runs to the Giants. The 26-year-old righty will head back to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for lefty Kyle Lobstein.
Boscan (1-1) was awful in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Giants, allowing seven runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in just three innings. This is the opposite of what the Pirates had in mind when they called Boscan up from Triple-A Indianapolis to make a spot start. He's not likely to earn another look anytime soon after this disaster.
Boscan was called up Tuesday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Boscan will make his first major league start Tuesday against Johnny Cueto and the Giants. The 26-year-old went 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. In a corresponding roster move, Curtis Partch was optioned to the minors.