Phoenix, AZ – The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed pitcher Jeff Karstens on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Karstens left Tuesday's game after just one inning due to inflammation in his right shoulder. He will return to Pittsburgh with the club following Wednesday's game.
In three starts this season, Karstens is 0-1 with a 4.50 earned run average.
Lincoln was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Indianapolis this year.