The Pirates made another change to their bullpen Monday, recalling left-hander Steven Brault from Triple-A before first pitch against the Braves. Left-hander Buddy Boshers was optioned to make room for Brault on the roster.
Brault allowed two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings since being demoted to Indianapolis earlier this month. He had a team-high 46 walks and a 1.59 WHIP in 31 appearances, including five starts, for the Pirates. Boshers, meanwhile, did not appear in a game since being recalled Aug. 11. He was claimed off waivers from the Astros on Aug. 4.
Clint Hurdle said reports from Indianapolis' staff indicate Brault's command has improved after he focused on cleaning up his delivery.
"It improved while he was there," Hurdle told reporters. "Consistency of work helped. I think he was able to re-ignite and come up with a consistent delivery plan, repeating his delivery, holding his backside better and finishing pitches."