LHP Wade LeBlanc has been placed on the Bereavement List due to an illness in his family and RHP Dovydas Neverauskas (#66) has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The 24-year-old Neverauskas currently ranks fourth among the International League leaders with 11 saves. Dating back to June 1, he been scored upon in just three of his 18 appearances while posting a 1.71 ERA (21.0ip/4er) and going 7-for-8 in save opportunities in that time. Overall, Neverauskas has gone 1-2 with 11 saves and a 2.96 ERA (45.2ip/42h/19r/15er/19bb/42) in 36 relief appearances with Indy this season.
This will be the third stint in the Majors for Neverauskas this season. The native of Lithuania made his big league debut on April 24 vs. Chicago (AL), allowing one run in 2.0 innings of work. He was also with the Pirates between June 8-10; tossed a scoreless inning against Miami on June 8 and gave up two runs in 2.0ip against the Marlins on June 9.
In addition, Gregory Polanco has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and outfielder Jordan Luplow has been optioned to Indianapolis.