After tonight's win against Houston, the Pirates sent catcher Ronny Paulino to Class AAA Indianapolis and activated catcher Ryan Doumit from the disabled list.
Doumit had been on the DL with a fractured left thumb.
Doumit caught six innings for Class AA Altoona tonight.
"What I can I say?" said Paulino, who hit .310 as a rookie in 2006 but whose defense tailed off last season. "It's an opportunity for me to go there and play every day, work on what they want me to work on and try to come back here as soon as possible."