Pirates cut recently acquired pitcher

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Pirates designated for assignment pitcher Dana Eveland, who had been robustly ineffective in three appearances since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays June 1.

Two corresponding moves will come later today, one to replace Eveland, the other to replace Zach Duke, who was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday.

Eveland, acquired for pitching prospect Ronald Uviedo, had an 8.38 ERA and allowed 15 hits in 9 2/3 innings, including one start. General manager Neal Huntington had expressed hope at the time of the trade that Eveland would represent an upgrade to the rotation, but he ended up being a downgrade to the bullpen, as he was not nearly as effective as recently released Jack Taschner, another left-hander.

Uviedo, 23, had been on the 40-man roster with a 3.22 ERA in 16 relief appearances for Class AA Altoona. Toronto immediately converted him to a starter, and he is 2-0 with a 4.29 ERA and a .203 opponents' batting average in four starts and one relief appearance.

Dejan Kovacevic: dkovacevic@post-gazette.com . Find more at PBC Blog .


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