Today the Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher John Van Benschoten from Triple-A Indianapolis and have unconditionally released righthander Matt Morris. In four starts with Indy this season, Van Benschoten went 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA (24.0ip/12h/5r/5er10bb/17so), pitching 6.2 innings of no-hit ball in his last start; Tuesday vs. Louisville.
This is something that would have never taken place under Littlefield. How long did we have to endure Santos and Armas? Morris has been brutal since joining the Pirates. Hopefully JVB will have much better success than he has had in previous recalls.