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Report: Pirates RHP JT Brubaker expected to open season on IL

Field Level Media
28 Mar 2023, 02:40 GMT+10

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander JT Brubaker is expected to open the season on the injured list with right elbow and forearm discomfort, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday.

Brubaker, 29, made a career-high 28 starts last season, going 3-12 with a 4.69 ERA. In 63 appearances (61 starts) over three seasons with the Pirates, he is 9-28 with a 4.99 ERA.

Brubaker earned the start on Opening Day last season. He gave up four runs on four hits with three walks in three innings while taking the 9-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Pirates are expected to send right-hander Mitch Keller to the mound Thursday to open the season on the road against the Cincinnati Reds.

--Field Level Media

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