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Pirates call up Kyle Nicolas; option Thomas Hatch, Place Andrew McCutchen on 60-day IL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of RHP Kyle Nicolas from AAA Indianapolis per a team announcement.

We have made the following roster moves:

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 19, 2023

Nicolas, the 26th-ranked Pirates prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was acquired from the Miami Marlins in the Jacob Stallings trade in the 2021 offseason.

The 24-year-old never quite fit in as a starting pitcher, not that he didn’t have repertoire or the upside of one. With a fastball reaching the upper 90s with excellent vertical movement, a solid slider and curve, plus a change up, the stuff was never the issue.