LHP Dillon Peters has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list and is scheduled to make his fourth start with the Pirates tonight against the Tigers.
Peters has been sidelined since 8/28 with a low back strain after making his last start with the Pirates on 8/27 vs. St. Louis (5.0ip/3er).
The 29-year-old lefthander began the season with Los Angeles (AL), but did not appear in a game with the Angels. He was acquired by the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations on 7/19 after being designated for assignment by the Angels on 7/14. Peters went 1-0 with a 1.50 ER (12.ip/2er) in five games (two starts) with Triple-A Indianapolis before joining the Pirates on 8/15.
To make room for Peters on the active roster, RHP Shea Spitzbarth has been optioned to Indianapolis. Spitzbarth, who was just recalled to the big league team on Sunday, was charged with one run in 0.2ip Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
The 26-year-old Spitzbarth made his Major League debut with the Pirates on 8/2 at Milwaukee and has given up two runs in 4.0ip over his four appearances with the Bucs.