PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled left-hander Brian Burres from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, who went on the 15-day disabled with a damaged muscle in the back of his right shoulder.
Another roster move is possible before Sunday, when Ohlendorf was to have started again.
Ohlendorf (1-11) felt tightness in the shoulder while starting Monday against St. Louis and was removed after throwing eight pitches. An MRI exam revealed no damage that will require surgery, but he may not return this season.
Burres was 2-3 with a 5.62 ERA in 10 games, including seven starts, with Pittsburgh earlier this season. He was 5-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 15 games with Indianapolis.