Dumatrait To DL, Herrera Called Up
Yoslan Herrera
Yoslan Herrera

Posted Jul 12, 2008


The Pirates have placed starter Phil Dumatrait back on the disabled list after the lefty felt pain in his pitching shoulder on Wednesday.

Right-hander Yoslan Herrera was recalled from Double-A Altoona, and will make the spot start for Dumatrait, who was placed on the 15-day DL.

Both Dumatrait and general manager Neal Huntington said the injury is not as severe as the rotator cuff tendinitis that first caused Dumatrait to go on the DL on June 22.

Dumatrait will be able to rest during the All-Star break.

"It's not as bad as it was," he said. "It is definitely frustrating because I did work hard to get back. It kind of just flared up again. Hopefully, [I'll] just need work hard again and it will go away next time.

"I just don't want to make it worse," he added. "By throwing, it irritates it more. We'll see what happens."

Saturday's start will be Herrera's Major League debut. The Bucs signed him on Dec. 18, 2006, as a non-drafted free agent from Cuba.

He was 5-8 with a 3.11 ERA in 17 starts this season for Altoona.

Reliever Franquelis Osoria will join Herrera in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The right-hander is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, where he spent five days rehabbing his right ankle. Luis Munoz to Double-A to help make room for Osoria.


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