Manager Derek Shelton said that Banda is expected to be activated Wednesday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Banda was claimed off waivers from the Mets on Monday, and with the southpaw out of minor-league options, he must be added to the big-league roster if Pittsburgh intends to keep him under control. Banda will join the Pirates' bullpen having posted a 7.36 ERA and 2.05 WHIP across 7.1 major-league innings this season.

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