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 Pirates will send the right-hander down for a fresh arm. Dovydas Neverauskas replaced McRae on the 25-man roster.
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.
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 Pirates.
The Pirates assigned 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.
The Pirates re-signed 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.
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.
McRae was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
McRae was removed from the roster in order to make room for new signee Lonnie Chisenhall. The 25-year-old made a pair of appearances in the Pirates' bullpen in 2018, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings.
The Pirates optioned McRae to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
McRae will leave the Pittsburgh bullpen and open up a spot for Casey Sadler, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. The Pirates' main motive was likely just to have a fresh arm on hand in relief after McRae covered 3.1 innings Saturday in the team's 8-4 loss to the Cardinals.
McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
He logged a 4.76 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 98.1 innings, working primarily as a starter at Triple-A. However, he figures to occupy a low-leverage relief role with the big club.
McRae was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
McRae was up for just three days but failed to make a single appearance. He could be called upon later in the season, but has a mediocre 4.61 ERA in 84 innings at the Triple-A level this season, so he's unlikely to be a significant fantasy asset. The move makes room for the activation of Joe Musgrove (finger).
The Pirates selected McRae's contract from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
McRae has yet to pitch in the majors and was scheduled to start Saturday for Indianapolis but will instead be available in long relief for Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old has an unimpressive 4.61 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 84 innings (16 starts) at Triple-A this season.
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