Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Jul 7, 2024 1:40 pm

Pirates place LHP Bailey Falter (triceps) on 15-day IL

Bailey Falter

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed left-handed starter Bailey Falter on the 15-day injury on Sunday because of left triceps tendinitis.

In a corresponding move, the Pirates selected the contract of right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Falter, 27, lasted only until the third inning of a 5-2 loss to the visiting New York Mets on Saturday, when he walked the third batter, J.D. Martinez, on four pitches and then threw a ball to Pete Alonso before coming out of the game.

The Pirates termed his condition as left posterior arm discomfort before the more specific diagnosis.

“I just obviously wanted to try to stay in the game for as much as possible, just to give the bullpen a little break,” Falter said after the game. “But I noticed a little discomfort in the warmup pitches in the third. Didn’t really throw too many strikes. It kind of flared up after that, and I kind of just lost feel for (the strike zone).”

Falter took the loss to fall to 4-7 this season with a 4.08 ERA, 28 walks and 61 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings over 17 starts.

In parts of four seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies (2021-23) and Pirates (2023-present), Falter is 14-21 with a 4.55 ERA, 71 walks and 229 strikeouts in 288 2/3 innings over 77 games (48 starts).

Honeywell, 29, signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh in February and had not appeared in a major league game this season. He was 1-3 with seven saves, a 4.85 ERA, 17 walks and 33 strikeouts in 39 innings over 31 appearances with Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh designated left-hander Justin Bruihl for assignment to make room for Honeywell on the 40-man roster. Bruihl, 27, is 0-0 with a 9.53 ERA in 5 2/3 innings over seven appearances this season.

The Pirates also activated catcher Henry Davis (concussion) from the seven-day injured list following the end of his rehab assignment and optioned him to Indianapolis. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2021, Davis, 24, is batting .153 in 29 games with Pittsburgh this season.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Javier Assad
Jul 13, 2024 6:46 pm

Cubs activate RHP Javier Assad from IL to start vs. Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Javier Assad from the 15-day injured list on Saturday and he will start Game 2 of a doubleheader against the host St. Louis Cardinals. Assad…

Royals Red Sox
Jul 13, 2024 6:44 pm

Kutter Crawford’s strong start carries Red Sox past Royals

Kutter Crawford tossed seven-plus scoreless innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Crawford (6-7) limited the Royals to…

Heston Kjerstad
Jul 13, 2024 6:05 pm

Orioles OF Heston Kjerstad placed on 7-day concussion list

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad was scratched from Saturday’s starting lineup against the New York Yankees and placed on the seven-day concussion list. Kjerstad was beaned by a 96 mph…

More Baseball News

Javier Assad
Jul 13, 2024 6:46 pm

Cubs activate RHP Javier Assad from IL to start vs. Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Javier Assad from the 15-day injured list on Saturday and he will start Game 2 of a doubleheader against the host St. Louis Cardinals. Assad…

Royals Red Sox
Jul 13, 2024 6:44 pm

Kutter Crawford’s strong start carries Red Sox past Royals

Heston Kjerstad
Jul 13, 2024 6:05 pm

Orioles OF Heston Kjerstad placed on 7-day concussion list

Bryan Reynolds
Jul 13, 2024 5:24 pm

Bryan Reynolds (4 hits, 4 RBIs) leads Pirates past White Sox

Alec Burleson
Jul 13, 2024 5:15 pm

Cardinals bury Cubs with 9-run first inning

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds