RHP Yajure called up, Peters goes on IL

Yajure has posted a 2.70 ERA since coming off the injured list in Indy
Miguel Yajure
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One of the players the Pirates picked up in the Jameson Taillon deal to the New York Yankees is going to get a look at the Major League level on final time this season.

Right-handed pitcher Miguel Yajure has been called up the Pirates for the third time in 2021, with left-hander Dillon Peters going on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain.

The 23-year-old from Venezuela first pitched for the Bucs back in April in the second game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. He went 4.1 innings, giving up four earned runs and took the loss.

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Yajure pitched five scoreless in his second start back in May vs. San Francisco in a no decision.

After being sent back down to Triple-A Indianapolis, Yajure was placed on the injured list from the beginning of June through the middle of August with right forearm discomfort.

Since returning to the Indians, Yajure has started six games going 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA, pitching 26.2 innings and giving up eight earned runs.

In his latest start last Friday, Yajure threw six scoreless against St. Paul.

Yajure is currently the 24th top prospect in the Pirates organization, according to MLB.com

The Pirates also acquired outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba (currently with Indianapolis), shortstop Maikol Escotto (currently in Low-A Bradenton) and pitcher Roansy Contreras (currently with Indianapolis) in the Taillon deal.