Pirates place Trevor Williams on 10-day injured list
Trevor Williams, who left Thursday’s game in San Diego in the fourth inning with right side strain, became the fourth member of the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation to go on the 10-day injured list Friday this season.
Williams has been the team’s most reliable starter, leading the Pirates with 54 innings while compiling a 3.33 ERA.
He joins Jameson Taillon, who has been moved to the 60-day list after originally going on the 10-day list May 4 with a strained right elbow. Jordan Lyles, who was scheduled to pitch Friday against the Padres, and Chris Archer also have spent time on the injured list.
Right-hander Clay Holmes was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Williams’ spot on the active roster. Holmes was sent to Indianapolis on Wednesday when Archer was activated.
The Pirates also made a major change to their bullpen when they optioned Richard Rodriguez to Indianapolis and brought up right-handed pitcher Geoff Hartlieb.
Rodriguez is 0-3 with a 5.49 ERA and has allowed eight home runs, the most in the majors by a pitcher who hasn’t started this season. He gave up a three-run homer to Ian Kinsler on Thursday in a 4-3 loss to the Padres.
Hartlieb, who is the rated the team’s No. 29 prospect by MLB Pipeline, was 1-0 with one save, a 3.32 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 12 relief appearances for Indianapolis.
The Pirates also announced catcher Jacob Stallings has cleared waivers and was sent to Indianapolis.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .