Report: Pirates calling up top pitching prospect Contreras

RHP pitcher Yerry De Los Santos also joining Bucs
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Roansy Contreras (59) reacts after striking out a batter to end the eighth inning
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Roansy Contreras (59) reacts after striking out a batter to end the eighth inning Photo credit © Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

According to report, the Pirates are calling up one of their top pitching prospects back to the Major Leagues.

The Post-Gazette's Jason Mackey reports, Roansy Contreras, listed by the MLB as the Pirates 6th top prospect and 2nd pitching prospect behind Quinn Priester, will be joined by fellow pitcher Yerry De Los Santos from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Contreras made three appearances in relief for the Pirates earlier this season going 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA. He struck out 10 and walked three over 7.2 innings before going back down to Indianapolis.

With the Indians this season, Contreras is 0-1 with a 2.66 ERA. He has struck out 24 and walked 11 over 20.1 innings.

The Pirates do not have a starter listed for their game Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park, so Contreras may get his first start of the season then.

De Los Santos is 2-0 this year making 12 appearances with zero starts.

He has a 1.72 ERA with 20 strikeouts, two walks and three saves over 15.2 innings.

The Pirates begin a three game home series against the Colorado Rockies before heading out west.