PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates have purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Brian Burres and recalled catcher Jason Jaramillo from Triple-A Indianapolis. This is Jaramillo's second stint with the Bucs this season. He was a member of the Opening Day roster before being optioned to Indianapolis on April 14. Jaramillo missed around two months with a right elbow injury.
Burres was scheduled to start Friday for Indianapolis. He was 5-9 for the Indians with a 4.66 ERA. He was 2-1 in August and felt good about the way he was pitching.
"I'm fresh and ready to go," Burres said. "Things have been going pretty well lately. I feel pretty good about where I'm at."
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated that Burres will get the start on Friday against the Cubs in Chicago.
Jaramillo, who batted .276 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 46 games at Indianapolis, is penciled in behind the plate for today's game against the Dodgers.
"It was a tough time getting back with the injury," Jaramillo said. "But I try to look at the bright side of things. I had some good things happen this year, I had my first child and I'm just trying to focus on the good things and move forward. We've still got a month left of baseball and I'm here to just try and contribute."