Injuries & Moves: Bruihl recalled; Pérez approaching return

June 23rd, 2024


June 23: RHP placed on 15-day IL, LHP recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis
Bednar has converted 15 straight save opportunities after blowing three of his first four this season. Overall, he is 3-3 with 16 saves and a 5.17 ERA in 34 games. He had 39 saves last season, tied for the National League lead with the Giants' Camilo Doval. Bruihl pitched in six games for the Pirates earlier in June and had a 6.75 ERA.


RHP (left oblique strain)
Expected return: TBD
Bednar was placed on the 15-day IL on June 23, retroactive to June 20. The two-time All-Star had converted 15 straight save opportunities after struggling to begin the season. (Last updated: June 23) More >>

LHP Martín Pérez (left groin strain)
Expected return: TBD
Pérez pitched on June 22 with Triple-A Indianapolis on a rehab assignment. He allowed two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts and no walks over five innings. He could be activated during the Pirates' series against the Braves on June 28-30. (Last updated: June 23)

INF/OF (right wrist sprain)
Expected return: Soon
Bae began a rehab assignment on June 21 with Triple-A Indianapolis. He has slowly been building back up to baseball activities since being placed on the injured list on June 4, and this will be his first taste of game action since being sidelined. (Last updated: June 23)

C (left thumb injury)
Expected return: TBD
Bart began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on June 21, serving as the designated hitter on June 21 and catching on June 22. It will be his first game action in nearly a month, since he landed on the injured list on May 28. (Last updated: June 23)

C (concussion-like symptoms)
Expected return: TBD
Davis took a foul ball off his mask in the sixth inning of a June 14 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. He is expected to remain in concussion protocol through June 23 as he continues to work through some mild symptoms, but he is performing most baseball activities. (Last updated: June 21)

RHP (right triceps strain)
Expected return: TBD
Stratton exited against St. Louis on June 13 after a 1-0 pitch to Cardinals utility man Brendan Donovan. He is doing some plyometric work, but had not resumed throwing as of June 21. That hope is he will be able to start playing catch the week of June 24, according to director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk. (Last updated: June 21)

RHP (right lat muscle)
Expected return: TBD
Priester threw live batting practice on June 21 with Triple-A Indianapolis. The probable next step is Priester pitching in a rehab start with Indianapolis during the week of June 24, according to director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk. (Last updated: June 21)


LHP (left triceps inflammation)
Expected return:
Borucki threw a two-up live batting practice on June 21 at PNC Park. He initially felt and looked good, and according to director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates will consider if another live batting practice or rehab games is the next move. (Last updated: June 21)

LHP (left forearm strain)
Expected return: 2024
Gonzales threw a one-up live batting practice on June 21 at PNC Park. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said he will need more live batting practices before he begins a rehab assignment, with him ideally throwing a three-up live BP first. (Last updated: June 21)

C (right elbow surgery)
Expected return:
Rodríguez has started to play catch right-handed and is hitting from both sides of the plate. The expectation is he will still not participate in games this year, but it's a step in the right direction for a return next year. (Last updated: June 21)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Oviedo started a throwing program at the Pirates' Florida complex the week of May 20 now that he's crossed the six-month mark from his surgery. He is throwing out to 75 feet. (Last updated: June 7)

RHP (UCL surgery)
Expected return: 2025
Moreta underwent UCL reconstruction surgery in March, confirming fears that he will not pitch in 2024. The team anticipates a full recovery in approximately 14-16 months, with the hope that it might be on the shorter side since he is a reliever. Moreta was expected to return to Florida to start the rehab process. (Last updated: March 21)