The Pittsburgh Pirates made some roster moves Tuesday regarding their active roster.
The team announced that pitcher Gerritt Cole has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, which will run until the end of the Pirates regular season. The reason for Cole’s DL placement is due to right elbow posterior inflammation.
To fill space on the team’s roster, the Pirates have acquired a left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. The Pirates are to give away either cash or a player, which will be named later on. LeBlanc had been on Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma team since Sept. 4.
In his MLB time with Seattle this season, LeBlanc has posted a 4.50 ERA with a 3-0 record, including one save. He has appeared 11 times for Seattle, starting eight games. He started off the season this year with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Pirates also selected catcher Jacob Stalings from Triple-A Indianapolis. In the 2016 season in Indianapolis, Stalings batted .214 (55-for-257). He’s recorded 17 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBIs.
To make room for Stalings, the Pirates also placed catcher Chris Stewart on the 60-day DL.
The Pirates will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.