Pirates option Jerad Eickhoff to Triple-A, call up Austin Brice

Jerad Eickhoff pitching for the Pirates
Photo credit Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) After just one game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jerad Eickhoff has been sent back to Triple-A Indianapolis.

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It was announced by the Pirates that Eickhoff was designated for assignment and pitcher Austin Brice has been called up.

In Eikhoff’s only MLB appearance, he took a loss giving up 10 runs on four innings.

Brice has appeared in 140 career games at the MLB level and holds a career 5.17 ERA.

The Pirates signed Brice as a free agent prior to the star of the 2022 season and has played 24 games in Triple-A.

Through those 24 games, Brice holds a 3.04 ERA with 31 strikeouts.