Today the Pirates optioned John Van Benschoten to Indy in hopes of him working out his issues there. Tony Armas will take JVB's spot in the rotation on a test basis.
The Pirates did not announce who they will call up to take JVB's spot on the roster, it will be announced Sunday. Considering past call ups, Don Kelly will get called up and sent down three days later after clearing waivers.
As a side note, Tom Gorzelanny will miss his next scheduled start thanks to the off day on Monday.