Another Pirates Pitcher Goes On Injured List

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By 93.7 The Fan

Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - The list of injured Pirates pitchers now includes opening day starter Joe Musgrove.

He was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.

Manager Derek Shelton said Musgrove has inflammation in his right triceps, in addition to the injury that prevented him from making his last scheduled start on Sunday.

"He has an ankle issue that he's been battling," Shelton said.  "He's also been batling some triceps stuff.  We just thought with where we're at just making sure that he was fine and give him the 10 days."

Musgrove is the seventh Pirates pitcher go go on the injured list since spring training 2.0.

Trevor Williams, who will start the Pirates next game Thursday in Cincinnati, has been able to escape the injury bug.

"I'm doing everything I can to stay as healthy as possible, but sometimes (stuff) happens,"  Williams said.  "We knew coming in that this was going to be a year of adversity.  Ramping up and getting shut down and ramping up again in an environment you're not used to ramping up some more.  It's hard to look short term without looking at the long-term effects of what a season like this can do.  I imagine we're going to see a spike injuries this year and the following year."

Reliever Keone Kela, who's yet to pitch after a positive COVID-19 test, threw another batting practice session Tuesday.

The Pirates moved pitcher Clay Holmes from the 10-day to the 45-day injured list, ending his season.  

The move freed up a spot on the 40-man roster, as the Pirates claimed righthander Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Yankees.

Tropeano, 29, is 12-14 with a 4.51 ERA over five seasons with the Astros and Angels.  He was optioned to the Altoona camp.

 

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