One day after added six players to their Major League roster, the Pirates have added one more, selecting the contract of shortstop Pedro Florimon from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Florimon, 28, had a .105 batting average in 15 games with the Pirates earlier this season. He was designated for assignment on August 19, one day after hitting a walk-off triple to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 15th inning.
Today was the first day that he was eligible to be recalled after being assigned to Indianapolis. With the Indians, Florimon had a .245 batting average with 12 doubles and 18 RBIs over 64 games.
Florimon has been most often used by Pirates manager Clint Hurdle as a late-inning defensive replacement and a pinch runner.
To make room for Florimon on the 40-man roster, the Pirates moved relief picher Deolis Guerra from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move ends the season of Guerra, who was placed on the disabled list on August 7th after a bizarre series of moves.
Guerra was designated for assignment and then waived by the Pirates, and claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Indians. Upon arriving in Cleveland, he failed a physical and was returned to the Pirates by the Indians. He was then immediately placed on the DL with left knee inflammation.
In 10 games with the Pirates, Guerra had a 2-0 record and a 6.48 ERA while pitching 16.2 innings. He also struck out 17 batters and walked three.
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