Alex McRae

#63 RP / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 2YRS / MINORS Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Banished to minors

      Alex McRae was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.McRae was lit up during Monday's start, surrendering seven runs (five earned) over 1.1 innings of work. His poor performance has resulted in a demotion, and it'll likely be Yefry Ramirez who gets a chance to join the rotation moving forward.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Crushed in loss

      Alex McRae (0-3) gave up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out none through 1.1 innings to take the loss against the Reds on Monday.Stepping in for the recently-traded Jordan Lyles, McRae was responsible for five of the 10 runs given up by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second inning. The 26-year-old has struggled mightily, posting a 9.98 ERA and a 15:9 K:BB through 15.1 innings. McRae will make his next start Sunday against the Mets at PNC Park.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Slated to start Monday

      Alex McRae will start Monday against the Reds, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.McRae will get the ball for Monday's series opener in Cincinnati after Jordan Lyles -- who was originally scheduled to start -- was traded to the Brewers in exchange for minor-leaguer Cody Ponce. The 26-year-old McRae has made five appearances (all in relief) for the big club this season, posting a 7.71 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 15:7 K:BB in 14 innings. It remains to be seen whether McRae will stick in the rotation beyond Monday's spot start.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Summoned to big club

      The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Alex McRae from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.McRae will give the Pirates some added coverage in the bullpen for the team's series finale Thursday versus St. Louis after five relievers handled the final 7.1 innings of Wednesday's 14-8 loss. He'll assume the active roster spot of Luis Escobar, who was optioned to Indianapolis after serving up five runs across two innings Wednesday.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Sent to minors

      Alex McRae was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.McRae was rocked for six runs on eight hits (three home runs) and three walks while fanning six over 4.1 innings Monday night, so the Pittsburgh Pirates will send the right-hander down for a fresh arm. Dovydas Neverauskas replaced McRae on the 25-man roster.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Provides serviceable outing Monday

      Alex McRae made his season debut Monday, allowing two earned runs in three relief innings. He gave up three hits and struck out three batters.The righty yielded back-to-back homers to Derek Dietrich and Yasiel Puig. He threw 36 of 50 pitches for strikes and performed well enough to earn additional consideration as a multi-inning reliever. McRae compiled a 5.18 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in five starts covering 48.2 Triple-A innings prior to his recall.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Called up Monday

      Alex McRae was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.McRae will join the big-league club for the first time this season, adding depth to the team's bullpen for its doubleheader Monday against the Reds. He's served as a starter at Triple-A Indianapolis this season, recording a 5.18 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 44 strikeouts across 48.2 innings. He also pitched briefly at the major-league level in 2018, compiling a 5.68 ERA and 2.05 WHIP across 6.1 innings of work with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Shifts to minors camp

      The Pittsburgh Pirates assigned Alex McRae to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.McRae reached the big leagues for the first time last season, making two appearances for the Pirates and giving up four earned over 6.1 innings. The Pirates didn't see enough upside in the right-hander to justify keeping him on the 40-man roster through the offseason, so he'll have a more difficult path in making it back to the majors in 2019.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Secures minors deal with Pittsburgh

      The Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed Alex McRae to a minor-league contract Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.The 25-year-old spent much of the 2018 campaign at Triple-A Indianapolis but received his first cup of coffee at the big-league level, making two appearances for the Pirates while giving up four earned runs and posting a 5:5 K:BB across 6.1 innings. His deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training, though he'll most likely be headed back to Indianapolis to begin 2019.

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      Pirates' Alex McRae: Clears waivers

      Alex McRae was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis after passing through waivers and received an invitation to spring training.McRae was designated for assignment earlier this week in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Lonnie Chisenhall. He will remain in the organization heading into next season after spending a majority of the 2018 campaign with Indianapolis.