The Pirates activated right-hander Jared Hughes from the 15-day disabled list today and optioned right-hander Vic Black to Class AAA Indianapolis.
Hughes had not pitched since June 5. He went on the DL because of right shoulder inflammation. In 15 appearances before going on the DL, Hughes, 28, allowed nine earned runs in 161/3 innings.
Black, 25, appeared in three games for the Pirates. He allowed two runs in four innings, walked two and struck out three.