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Pirates place Rich Rodriguez on disabled list, recall Dovydas Neverauskas

Jerry DiPaola
| Friday, June 8, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
Pirates pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas delivers during the ninth inning against the Rays Friday, March 10, 2017, at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas delivers during the ninth inning against the Rays Friday, March 10, 2017, at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla.

Pirates relief pitcher Rich Rodriguez, who has a 6.23 ERA over the past seven games, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with right shoulder inflammation.

Overall, Rodriguez (1-2) has a 2.38 ERA in 22 23 innings, with 30 strikeouts and only three walks.

To keep the bullpen fully and similarly stocked, the Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indianapolis. Neverauskas started the season with the Pirates and recorded a 10.80 ERA in seven games (6 23 innings). He allowed 11 hits (two home runs) and eight runs with two strikeouts.

Since he was optioned to Indianapolis April 16, Neverauskas has posted a 1.17 ERA. He has been charged with only one earned run in his 14 23 innings since May 7.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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